Women and Community on the Upper Goulburn Goldfields

2019-02-27T01:48:11Z (GMT) by LOUISE CATHERINE BLAKE
This thesis investigates how women (and men) have made different kinds of community on the Upper Goulburn goldfields in north-east Victoria. Beginning with the early gold rushes in the 1860s and concluding with the nostalgic re-visiting of goldfields history in the 1930s, my thesis studies women’s lives in the ‘communities’ of Jamieson, Gaffneys Creek and Woods Point in the boom and bust phases of mining activity. The thesis uses a microhistorical approach to investigate and extend the meanings that have been attached to the term ‘goldfield community’, and to women’s role within this.