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Women and Community on the Upper Goulburn Goldfields

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posted on 2019-02-27, 01:48 authored by LOUISE CATHERINE BLAKE

This thesis investigates how women (and men) have made different kinds of community on the Upper Goulburn goldfields in north-east Victoria. Beginning with the early gold rushes in the 1860s and concluding with the nostalgic re-visiting of goldfields history in the 1930s, my thesis studies women’s lives in the ‘communities’ of Jamieson, Gaffneys Creek and Woods Point in the boom and bust phases of mining activity. The thesis uses a microhistorical approach to investigate and extend the meanings that have been attached to the term ‘goldfield community’, and to women’s role within this.

Author requested Open Access Status. 21 Dec 2022


Principal supervisor

Marian Quartly

Additional supervisor 1

Seamus O'Hanlon

Additional supervisor 2

Julie Fenley

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type


Campus location



Faculty of Arts