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Dr Allison O'Sullivan shares her research into the diaries of three women in the 1880s travelling to their new home, Queensland.

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Research Reveals

Women diarists of colonial Queensland

Join Dr Allison O'Sullivan, the 2020 John Oxley Library Honorary Fellow as she shares her research from her project, In their own words: women diarists of colonial Queensland.

Allison's project focuses on the dairies of three vastly different women in the 1880s, travelling to their new home Queensland. By starting from a point of commonality – the womens diaries – Allison will trace their divergent trails through the history of the colony, following the fortunes and achievements of everyday women, and use these individuals to illustrate the distinct paths of women migrants to colonial Queensland. Allison will also have a selection of these diaries out on display at her talk.

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Research Reveals

Research Reveals is a talk series showcasing research projects of the 2020 Queensland Memory Awards fellows, residents and award winners. Gain a unique insight into Queensland history and the collections of the John Oxley Library in this series of fascinating talks. You will have the opportunity to be part of an exclusive event as fellows present the research they have undertaken over the previous 12 months. See our website for the other talks in this series.

When: 2 December 2021

Time: 6pm - 7pm

Where: John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4.

Image: M 1510 Dorothy Leslie Diary 1901-1905. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

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