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Welcome! I am a PhD student at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. My PhD research examines the history of regional women’s refuges specialising in domestic violence from the late 1970’s through to the 2000’s. I am also interested in women’s and gender history, histories of activism, feminism and public history. On this site you can read about my research, discussions about what I’m currently reading and reflections on all things history related!

(Cover image: Women on the march wave their placards at the International Women’s Day march, Melbourne, March 8, 1975https://nla.gov.au:443/tarkine/nla.obj-137045864)

  • Strategies for a Safer City: A one day symposium on violence against women, Friday 29 November 2019

    6th December 2019 by

    16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence kicked off on Monday 25 November. As part of this campaign the Gender Research Network at the University of Newcastle organised a one-day symposium on violence against women with the theme of ‘Strategies for A Safer City’. The aim of the event was to bring together service providers,… Read more

  • Restore Our Refuge: Honouring Women event, 1 November 2019

    2nd November 2019 by

    On Friday 1 November at 11am, women and men gathered in the blistering sun and howling wind at the Taree Cenotaph in the centre of town to honour the forty-five women who have lost their lives to domestic violence since the beginning of 2019. The event was organised by the grassroots activist organisation the Restore… Read more

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