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Author Downey, Helen, author

Title Making herstory : voices of the Thwaites and Fitzpatrick women across time and place / Helen Downey ; with Lorraine Secen
Published Melbourne, Vic. : Melbourne Books, [2014]


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Description 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents ch. 1. Mary Ann and Ethel : there were women on the piers -- ch. 2. Ethel : living in Queenscliff when feminism was a luxury -- ch. 3. Ethel : silencing fish wives - women can't sing, paint, write or think -- ch. 4. Ethel : tyranny and humiliation in Fitzpatrick's bakery -- ch. 5. Theo : adolescence on the Bellarine Peninsula -- ch. 6. Ethel : in her wildest dreams, she never imagined Theo's independence -- ch. 7. Theo : women climbing Cradle -- ch. 8. Theo : independence and freedom, roaming on a bicycle -- ch. 9. Ethel : rejecting the submissive role patriarchy reserved for her -- ch. 10. Theo and Ethel : WWII and the composing genius of Bach and Sutherland -- ch. 11. Theo : diverse WWII recreational and cultural pastimes for women -- ch. 12. Ethel : economic independence for all women -- ch. 13. Theodora, Nancy and Rosaline : there were women on the peaks! -- ch. 14. Theo : history required the invisibility of women -- ch. 15. Ethel and Theo : women's experiences matter -- ch. 16. Theo : married on Friday, trapped in the kitchen on Monday -- ch. 17. Mary Ann, Ethel and Theo : lost herstories cannot be plucked out of thin air
Summary Spanning two centuries, Making Herstory is a unique window into the raw pioneer existence of Mary Ann Thwaites, her daughter Ethel, who grew up in the 1870s Victorian town of Queenscliff, and her granddaughter Theodora, who conquered the men's domain of the Tasmanian wilderness in the late 1930s. Alive with twists and connections, we wonder what Theo's outspoken mother, Ethel, is hiding. Unravelling her secret brings an understanding of why her daughter took to hiking, mountaineering and skiing in Tasmania, never returning to seaside Queenscliff, where one of the most scenic and historically significant places was Thwaites Walk, named for the Thwaites men - Theo's grandfather, uncles and cousins. his is a significant herstory. The voices of these women speak to us through letters, diaries, stories, newspapers and magazines, reverberating across time and changing with each location, adding to the often dismissed, but important, wealth of recorded female experience
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Thwaites, Mary Ann
Thwaites, Mary Ann -- Family
Fitzpatrick Thwaites, Ethel, 1875-1958
Fitzpatrick Thwaites, Ethel, 1875-1958 -- Correspondence
Trickett Fitzpatrick, Theodora Ethel, 1915-1998
Trickett Fitzpatrick, Theodora Ethel, 1915-1998 -- Correspondence
Thwaites, Mary Ann, 1837-1913
Thwaites, Mary Ann, 1837-1913 -- Correspondence
Thwaites, Mary Ann, 1837-1913. -- Family
Thwaites, Mary Ann, 1837-1913 -- Family
Family secrets -- Australia.
Women pioneers -- Australia.
Women -- Australia -- Social conditions.
Women -- Australia -- Biography.
Women mountaineers -- Australia.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Personal correspondence.
Author Secen, Lorraine, author
ISBN 9781922129604 paperback