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History Matters Series Women of Ballarat 1838-1851

History Matters Series Women of Ballarat 1838-1851

Join us for International Women’s Day as we explore this year’s theme Count Her In and look to the past to explore pathways to greater economic inclusion for women and girls everywhere. 

When gold was discovered in Victoria in 1851, women flocked to the Ballarat goldfields to try their hand at a new life and to find prosperity. But women had been part of the Ballarat region for much longer, First Nations women for generations. 

PhD candidate Sharni Brownbridge will share with us the stories of some the women living in the Ballarat area from 1838 and in the first wild days after gold discovery and show how they acted as key members of these societies, acting as farm workers, gold fossickers, business owners and creators of social connection.

Kicking off from 5.30pm at the Australian Centre for Gold Rush Collections. 

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