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Bill Barlow
10 April 2021
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More books about women's stories

 

We had a good response to our list of books about women's stories.

So another list prepared by Penny Mercer for our GSV Writers is attached here as well. (See PDF below).

 

Liz Rushen's book Single and Free: female migration to Australia 1833-1837 is in the GSV library and elsewhere. See her website for her accounts of four women's stories https://www.rushen.com.au/bounty-womens-stories

 

Barbara Goldfinch let us know of a rare book  'Women of Williamstown' (City of Hobson's Bay, 1990), which includes a piece about her grandmother in WW2 written by her father. This is not in the SLV or NLA (but Prahran Mechanics Institute has a copy), so it reminds us how important it is to ensure publications are put in places for safe-keeping and thus turn up on databases like Trove.

 

Writing stories is one thing but ensuring they can be found is just as important.

 

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STOP PRESS - 28 APRIL

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PREVIOUSLY ADVISED BOOK SALE FROM THE GSV LIBRARY HAS FINISHED. 

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'Letters from Belsen' by Muriel Doherty

One of our blog readers, Betty McGrath sent the following response to this post about women's stories: [ed.]

'Today I read of famous women and their stories.

I thought you might be interested in the following.

My aunt was Muriel Knox Doherty ( 1897-1988).

She was the Australian matron who was sent to take over Belsen-Bergen a couple of months after the Allies ended the war in 1945.

She had 10,000 patients and conditions were horrific.

She was an avid collector of paper and the results are in the Canberra War Museum, Mitchell Library and various other institutions.

She wrote three books but it was "Letters From Belsen"  which I think fits into your category of books about famous women.

The other two books were her autobiography and the history of Prince Alfred hospital in Sydney.'