My newest favourite character, Norah Linton, lived with her widowed father and beloved older brother on a huge and prosperous farming property, called Billabong, in country Victoria in the early 1900s
by Bronwyn. ‘It’s men,’ she said. ‘Everywhere you go they’re runnin’ things. Tryin’ to down you. And women, too. All of ‘em rotten.’
by Stacey Roberts. Oh! The servant girl, the servant girl, she is the bane of life,
She fries the steaks, and steals your clothes, and fills your soul with strife.
Aboriginal women’s domestic labour was vital for white women’s capacity to cultivate the well-ordered, moral home
By Teresa Pitt. The term ‘lesbian’, meaning a same-sex attracted woman, appeared in a medical dictionary for the first time in 1890. It didn’t pass into common usage for many decades after that.