Women of the Coal Rushes

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UNSW Press, 2010 - History - 343 pages
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A touching and inspiring narrative, this history chronicles the vital role played by women in the coal mining industry in central and southeastern Queensland, Australia. From the early days when wives supported their coal mining husbands through the women's auxiliaries to the fight for better working conditions and the recent move out of the home and into the mines, this well-researched record includes personal accounts of more than 100 women affected by mining as well as previously unpublished photographs.

 

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Contents

Women in a Mans Land
1
The daily strugglefor a home
44
Unity and Mortality
91
Dont Mess with Bitches Holding Placards
134
The Big Shifts
192
Into the Crib Room
233
Understanding the Women of the Coal Rushes
284
Notes
310
Index
335
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Georgina Murray is a senior lecturer in humanities at Griffith University. David Peetz is a professor of employment relations at Griffith University. They are members of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing in Australia.

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