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The Resource Minding her own business : colonial businesswomen in Sydney, Catherine Bishop

Minding her own business : colonial businesswomen in Sydney, Catherine Bishop

Label
Minding her own business : colonial businesswomen in Sydney
Title
Minding her own business
Title remainder
colonial businesswomen in Sydney
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Bishop
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A history that populates the streets of colonial Sydney with entrepreneurial businesswomen earning their living in a variety of small - and sometimes surprising - enterprises. There are few memorials to colonial businesswomen, but if you know where to look you can find many traces of their presence as you wander the streets of Sydney. From milliners and dressmakers to ironmongers and booksellers; from publicans and boarding-house keepers to butchers and taxidermists; from school teachers to ginger-beer manufacturers: these women have been hidden in the historical record but were visible to their contemporaries. Catherine Bishop brings the stories of these entrepreneurial women to life, with fascinating details of their successes and failures, their determination and wilfulness, their achievements, their tragedies and the occasional juicy scandal. Until now we have imagined colonial women indoors as wives, and mothers, domestic servants or prostitutes. This book sets them firmly out in the open
Summary
A history that populates the streets of colonial Sydney with entrepreneurial businesswomen earning their living in a variety of small - and sometimes surprising - enterprises. There are few memorials to colonial businesswomen, but if you know where to look you can find many traces of their presence as you wander the streets of Sydney. From milliners and dressmakers to ironmongers and booksellers; from publicans and boarding-house keepers to butchers and taxidermists; from school teachers to ginger-beer manufacturers: these women have been hidden in the historical record but were visible to their contemporaries. Catherine Bishop brings the stories of these entrepreneurial women to life, with fascinating details of their successes and failures, their determination and wilfulness, their achievements, their tragedies and the occasional juicy scandal. Until now we have imagined colonial women indoors as wives, and mothers, domestic servants or prostitutes. This book sets them firmly out in the open
Award
Ashurst Business Literature Prize, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560299
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bishop, Catherine
Dewey number
647.94
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nineteen hundreds (Decade)
  • Businesswomen
  • Small business
  • Women
  • Women-owned business enterprises
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
colonial businesswomen in Sydney
Label
Minding her own business : colonial businesswomen in Sydney, Catherine Bishop
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published October 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054727122
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 302 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781742234328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)908556563
Label
Minding her own business : colonial businesswomen in Sydney, Catherine Bishop
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published October 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054727122
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 302 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781742234328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)908556563

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