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Leading women focus of local history talk

Published on Tuesday 6 November, 2018

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The history books are usually the domain of men, but an upcoming local history talk in Gosnells will focus on women and their impact in our community.

Many women played a pivotal role in the development of the City of Gosnells, from supportive settlers’ wives such as Francis Davis, newly-arrived migrants and independent and creative thinkers such as Mary Hodgkin.

“Pioneering women in the City of Gosnells faced conditions just as tough as the men, the only difference being they often did so while raising families and having the additional responsibility of domestic tasks,” City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said.

“We are lucky to count very influential women among members of our local community, from historical times through to now. This upcoming local history talk will be a fantastic opportunity to reflect on their trials and contributions, which have helped make our City the great place it is today.”

Influential Women of Gosnells will take place on Saturday 8 December, between 1.30pm and 2.30pm, at the Lyal Richardson Hall. The event is free, however bookings are essential – call 9397 3145.