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Pop! goes the beach and Women of the Hunter - Toronto Libary

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Dr Nancy Cushing, head of the history discipline at the University of Newcastle presents a fascinating history of women's popular culture on Newcastle beaches. Discover what went on at Ladies’ Bathing Places and why women so valued their time at the beach in the late nineteenth century.

Karen Crofts, Director, Newcastle Writers Centre, then leads discussion with:

University of Newcastle post-graduate student Jude Conway on The Reverend Joan Hore, the first woman church minister in NSW who was ordained at Speers Point Congregational Church in 1931;

Barbara Heaton, who has a life-long interest in history and uncovered the interesting story of Elizabeth Comerford when writing the biography of her son, Hunter identity Jim Comerford;

and, freelance historian Christine Bramble who has researched Matron Ida Greaves RRC – one of Australia's longest serving World War 1 volunteers.

A History Illuminated event presented by Lake Mac Libraries and Hunter Writers Centre.

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