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Author McKewon, Elaine, 1966-

Title The Scarlet Mile : a social history of prostitution in Kalgoorlie, 1894-2004 / Elaine McKewon
Published Crawley, W.A. : University of Western Australia Press, 2005

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 MELB  306.742 Mck/Sma  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Jann McFarlane -- Ch. 1. Scarlet women on the early goldfields -- Ch. 2. Of vice and men : foreign devils and Japanese flowers -- Ch. 3. Containing the 'social evil' in Kalgoorlie -- Ch. 4. Hay Street and the long arm of the law -- Ch. 5. Business as usual : madams' stories -- Ch. 6. Foreshadowing the end of an era -- Ch. 7. The stormy demise of traditional containment -- Ch. 8. The politics of new containment -- Ch. 9. Scarlet women in the new millenium
Summary While the 'scarlet women' of the gold-fields were vilified in print, they were welcomed with open arms by lonely men living in the tent cities of Kalgoorlie during the gold rush. This is a compelling social history of prostitution in Kalgoorlie, where the brothels and the police station have shared the same street for over a century
Analysis Kalgoorlie
Prostitution
Social conditions
History
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-183) and index
Subject Prostitution -- Australia -- Kalgoorlie (W.A.) -- History -- 20th century.
Prostitution -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kalgoorlie -- History -- 19th century
Prostitutes -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kalgoorlie
Prostitution -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kalgoorlie
Gold mines and mining -- Social aspects -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Women -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Social conditions.
Prostitution -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kalgoorlie -- History -- 20th century
Prostitutes -- Australia -- Kalgoorlie (W.A.)
Prostitution -- Australia -- Kalgoorlie (W.A.)
Western Australia -- Social conditions.
Kalgoorlie (W.A.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Kalgoorlie (W.A.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Western Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2006373214
ISBN 1920694226
Other Titles Social history of prostitution in Kalgoorlie, 1894-2004