Hobart Town Gazette, 21 September 1822

These are first advertisements that I found for female midwives. They first appear in Hobart and in NSW in the late 1830s. (There is an earlier ad for a “surgeon & man midwife in 1819). They are interesting in the amount of information given about the advertisers: credentials, background, testimonials. Compare to advertisements from 1899 which are much drier.

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Hobart Town Gazette, 17 September 1824

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Sydney Monitor, 3 August 1829

Sydney Monitor, 6 June 1833
Sydney Monitor, 6 June 1833

Colonial Times, 26 November 1833
Colonial Times, 26 November 1833

Hobart Town Courier, 20 March 1835
Hobart Town Courier, 20 March 1835

Sydney Herald, 5 November 1835
Sydney Herald, 5 November 1835

Sydney Herald, 23 March 1837
Sydney Herald, 23 March 1837

Colonial Times, 19 April 1838
Colonial Times, 19 April 1838

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