Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Catherine Bishop - Minding Her Own Business : Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney

Recently released book by Catherine Bishop : 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.

Full information from NewSouth Books.

Though tricky to trace in the historical record, the businesswomen of colonial Sydney led fruitful and fascinating lives, as historian Catherine Bishop – author of Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney – tells Sarah Trevor. 

From the Inside History Magazine blog.