Helpers - sisters - wives: white women on Australian missions
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The contribution of women to Christian missions tends to disappear in mission historiography that is focused on the allocated roles of missionaries. Looking through the eyes of male narrators at a range of Protestant and Catholic missions in different parts of Australia we can, however, decipher a pattern of the fundamental and largely unstated importance of the presence of women as knitters of family and providers of care and compassion.
Journal of Australian Studies
© 2015 International Australian Studies Association (InASA). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis (Routledge) in Journal of Australian Studies on 17 Apr 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14443058.2014.990401
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)