Harriet and Helena Scott

Have you done your family history? Well, I must confess that although I do historical research every day, I haven’t yet embarked on tracing my family’s history – although others in my family have begun this absorbing project. But this month is the...

Sydney’s governesses

There’s been some recent media coverage about the federal government reimbursing parents of their nanny fees and the Sydney Morning Herald reported that there was a trend from nannies to governesses on the wealthy north shore and eastern suburbs. Apparently the...

Book Review: Fractured Families

Review by Dr Catie Gilchrist Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales, by Tanya Evans. Published by UNSW Press 2015 This beautifully illustrated and extensively researched book will be of great interest to academics and people researching...