On the trail of the lady detective

Lady detectives seem to have come late to Australia. The concept of them was known throughmost of the¬†Victorian era, as they were subject of some popular novels, including Revelations of a Lady Detective¬† (1864) which was advertised, widely, for many, many, many years in regional Australian newspapers. (It made searching… fun.) Tracing them was also…

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100 Years of Disappointed, Disgruntled, Discredited Husbands

Sydney Gazette, 16 October 1803 Sydney Gazette, 19 June 1808 Sydney Gazette, 12 February 1810 Hobart Town Gazette, 19 October 1816 Hobart Town Gazette, 12 August 1820 Sydney Gazette, 16 October 1823 Sydney Gazette, 23 October 1823 Sydney Gazette, 9 January 1826 The Australian, 10 September 1828 Sydney Monitor, 20 September 1828 Sydney Gazette, 21…

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Vulcana: strong woman

The Evening Star, 7 November 1903 Vulcana and Atlas, the athletes who presented a unique and graceful weight lifting entertainment at the Miners’ Institute with the Rickards Co., are Welsh, and have always been strong. Vulcana is just out of her teens, is about 5ft. 4in. in height and weighs 10st. 10lb. Atlas, her brother,…

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Midwives, 1899

Warwick Examiner, 19 April 1899 These are mostly for comparison with the earlier advertisements from 1820-1840. Evening News, 2 January 1899 The West Australian, 18 January 1899 Zeehan & Dundas Herald, 11 February 1899 Launceston Examiner, 19 July 1899

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Jane

The Perth Gazette & Western Australian Journal is the earliest WA newspaper listed on Trove. In January 1833, it didn’t have a lot of advertisements. The second issue seems to have just three that aren’t government announcement. Mrs Barron’s ad above appeared the first page of that second issue, and the previous one as well….

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100 Years Of Teachers

Sydney Gazette 8 January 1814 Sydney Gazette, 4 January 1817 Hobart Town Gazette, 21 January 1821 Hobart Town Courier, 4 July 1829 Sydney Gazette, 8 July 1830 South Australian Gazette, 20 January 1838 Perth Gazette, 9 December 1843 Bathurst Advocate, 23 June 1848 Moreton Bay Courier, 3 August 1850 Bendigo Advertiser, 13 December 1855 The…

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