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The real Matilda : woman and identity in Australia, 1788 to the present

Author: Miriam Dixson
Publisher: Sydney : UNSW Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"Now in its fourth edition, The Real Matilda's arguments will resonate with readers interested in both national and gender identity. Miriam Dixson shows that Australia's distinctive past was crucial in shaping relations between men and women that persist into the present. She examines formative colonial influences - among them the self-doubting elites, the free poor, the Irish, and convictism as the founding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Dixson
ISBN: 0868407372 9780868407371
OCLC Number: 42685270
Description: 318 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Case Stated --
Theories and Beginnings --
Women among the Casual Poor --
Our Founding Mothers and Convicts --
The Irish --
Models for Female Identity Formation in a Frontier Land --
Into the 1980s! --
Eager Ghosts.
Responsibility: Miriam Dixson.
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The Real Matilda book investigates the Australian experience of women in colonial times, and asks how far Australians have moved beyond formative influences - elites, convicts, the Irish - which have  Read more...

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