The idea is simple: if I come across a reference to a women doing something, I write a post about her.

If she has been written about elsewhere on the web, I do links. If I can find an obituary, I include that. If I have taken photos that might be in some way related, I include them. If I find other bits and pieces, I include those. Or all of those, or none.

The result is, hopefully, an interesting assortment that gives some indication of the varied lives real women led in the Victorian, Regency & Georgian eras.

Variety is what I am after, particularly a range of occupations, but also variety in age, race and class. Having said that, I am most interested in ordinary working women whose stories HAVEN’T been remembered, and retold, and rewritten. Although I won’t to leave out someone just because her story is well known in certain circles.

The year range is up to 1910. Although the subject of the project is the 19th Century, the extra ten years opens up a lot of extra illustrated material.

I wold also like to see variety in location, but unfortunately at the moment, Tasmanian material dominates. Can you help?


Suggestions always welcome (especially if they come with a photo I can use).