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 Wayward Women?

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Description

Meet some women who don't fit the stereotype of demure Victorian womanhood in 'Wayward Women?'.

There are some familiar faces like Madam Brussels, the successful brothel-keeper, and Frances Knorr, the Brunswick baby farmer. But have you heard of Beatrice Phillips, 'the worst woman in Melbourne', who was convicted for various offences over 227 times? Or Brettena Smyth, an early feminist who sold contraceptive devices from her druggist shop in North Melbourne while campaigning for votes for women?

Some of these stories might shock you, but they caught the eye of social reformers who, in time, improved the position of all women.

Explore these stories of life in the city that might make you view Melbourne differently.

Location

Old Treasury Building
20-70 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002


Contact details

03 9651 2233
info@otb.org.au
www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au...


Dates and times

27/06/2019 to 30/06/2021

Mon: 10am – 4pm
Tue: 10am – 4pm
Wed: 10am – 4pm
Thu: 10am – 4pm
Fri: 10am – 4pm
Sun: 10am – 4pm

Open 2pm-4pm on AFL Grand Final Parade Day (27 Sep). Closed public holidays.


Price

This is a free event


Bookings

Not required


How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


Features

All ages


Accessibility



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