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September 2019

Wayward Women exhibition to 30 June 2020: Old Treasury Building, Melbourne

September 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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This exhibition presents ten stories about individual women’s lives in the past.  All of the women could be described as ‘wayward’.  Either intentionally, or through force of circumstance, they transgressed society’s rules in some way. Some prospered, but others paid dearly for their actions. The women and girls featured in this exhibition all lived in Victoria in the decade from 1894-1904. It was a time of great privation for many people, with the economy in deep depression and unemployment high.…

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February 2020

Judith Rodriguez Scholarship – applications open 7 February

February 7 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Judith Rodriguez Scholarship worth $8000 is being offered by Graduate Women Victoria this year.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student of poetry, literature or visual arts undertaking a PhD or doctoral degree course at a Victorian University. Judith, a leading poet, was a fixture at Sisters in Crime Melbourne events over the past few years, died in late 2018 at the age of 82. Judith’s work included The Hanging of Minnie Thwaites (Arcade Publications, 2011), inspired by…

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