Saturday 14th November 2009
2:30pm [Note: Later time] Women of the Rocks Dr Margo Beasley
The economy of early Sydney was, in many ways, dependent on the enterprise and hard work of women. Convicts, wives or partners of the early European inhabitants, they supported themselves and their families by managing the pubs, the shops and lodging houses of the colony.
Dr Margo Beasley is the Oral Historian of the City of Sydney and has studied the contribution of those women. She will talk to us about their contribution to the colony.
Venue: Little Bridge Hall – Ultimo Centre, Cnr Harris and William Henry Streets, Ultimo