Orr, K, The other half: women at the Australian international exhibitions (1879, 1880 & 1888), Proceedings of Seize the Day: Exhibitions, Australia and the World, October 2006, Melbourne, pp. 1-15. (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]
The Australian ladies’ courts, despite their limitations, gave women and their work new status. They were genteel affairs, celebrating women’s particular contributions in the private, domestic sphere and supporting the idea that the home was the basis of social morality; that it was woman who made the home, and the home the nation.
These exhibitions, together with greater educational opportunities, made it possible for women to begin to promote their interests in, and claims to, autonomy, equality, inclusion and citizenship and laid the groundwork for their role in the Federation movement.
|Item Type:||Non Refereed Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||women exhibitors, first international exhibition|
|Research Division:||Built Environment and Design|
|Research Field:||Architectural History and Theory|
|Objective Division:||Cultural Understanding|
|Objective Group:||Understanding Past Societies|
|Objective Field:||Understanding Australia's Past|
|Author:||Orr, K (Professor Kirsten Orr)|
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