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The Resource Caroline Chisholm : an irresistible force, Sarah Goldman

Caroline Chisholm : an irresistible force, Sarah Goldman

Label
Caroline Chisholm : an irresistible force
Title
Caroline Chisholm
Title remainder
an irresistible force
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Goldman
Title variation
Caroline Chisholm
Title variation remainder
an irresistible force : how one extraordinary woman helped shape a nation
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fresh, spirited and engaging biography of a fascinating and influential woman who was absolutely instrumental in shaping modern Australia - but whose influence and importance has largely been forgotten. Caroline Chisholm was a take-no-prisoners game-changer of colonial Australia - as well as a charming, wholly committed, and utterly determined force of nature. Arriving in Australia in 1838, she was appalled by the plight of young female immigrants in Australia - there were no jobs for them, no accommodation, and many of them resorted to prostitution to survive. In response to this need, Caroline became a woman on a mission. She met every immigrant ship and became a familiar figure on the wharves, finding positions for immigrant girls and sheltering many of them in her home. As the government of the day refused to help, Chisholm established accommodation, services and the first employment office in the colony, drawing up the first ever employment contracts in Australia. She established minimum wages, found jobs and homes, created employment agencies in a dozen rural centres as well, and she managed to do all this without any assistance from the government of the time. In many ways a proto-feminist and committed social activist, she utterly transformed life in Australia. A long overdue, contemporary and lively reassessment of Caroline, which brings to life her spirited character, her modern relevance, her feminist credentials and her egalitarian spirit
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldman, Sarah
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chisholm, Caroline
  • Women pioneers
  • Social reformers
  • Australia
Label
Caroline Chisholm : an irresistible force, Sarah Goldman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"How one extraordinary woman helped shape a nation" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060540764
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
344 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781460753439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour portraits, colour facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)999629124
Label
Caroline Chisholm : an irresistible force, Sarah Goldman
Publication
Copyright
Note
"How one extraordinary woman helped shape a nation" -- Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060540764
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
344 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781460753439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour portraits, colour facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)999629124

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