Moving stories

An intimate history of four women across two countries
Thomson, Alistair
Date published: 
June 2011

This book represents a unique collaboration between a historian and four ordinary women who were extraordinary letters-writers, family photographers and memoirists. As British migrants to Australia these women recorded in intimate detail aspects of everyday life and women's experience that are often lost to history: childcare and housework, housing and domestic appliances, friendship, family and married life. Taken together, their stories enrich and complicate our understanding of key themes in twentieth century women’s history. This book will appeal to students and academics interested in British and Australian social history, oral history, women’s studies and the lived experience of migration.