It’s long been said that Australia is a man’s country and it’s only comparatively recently that women have begun to record and review their own experiences in order to understand the past more fully. For two hundred years, the fight’s been on – for economic independence, social and political rights, in the women’s movement and the labour movement. The research and recollection in this volume ranges from the flappers and their lifestyle, equal pay, the women pioneers of politics and social reform, from education in Adelaide in the early 1900s to life in North Queensland in World War II; from midwifery, child-bearing and child-rearing advice to sexual harassment; from the role women played in the Great Depression to the first years of women’s liberation. With black and white photographs.