2016 Media Releases

Talks@Willoughby presents Catherine Bishop

02 February 2016

Minding her own business: Colonial businesswomen in Sydney

12.30pm, Tuesday 17 February
Chatswood Library on The Concourse 
Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
FREE event 

The streets of colonial Sydney were full of entrepreneurial businesswomen earning a living in a variety of small and sometimes surprising enterprises. Hear the fascinating details of these women’s successes and failures (and the occasional juicy scandal!) when historian Catherine Bishop speaks about her book, Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney.

Catherine Bishop is a historian at the Australian Catholic University and the University of Sydney. She has published a number of articles for both academic and general audiences and has won the ANU Gender Institute PhD Thesis Award and the Australian Historical Association Ken Inglis Prize.

Catherine is currently researching four new projects, including New Zealand colonial businesswomen. Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney is her first book.

Lindfield Bookshop will have copies of the author’s books available on the day for sale and signing.

Bookings are essential, please visit www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Library/   

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