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  • Random History: Atlantic Hotel

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    I’m finding more and more that the study of history is really just a study of coincidences,¬†serendipity, chance encounters and the thrill of the chase. Often little snippets of history land in my lap, quite unheeded, take hold and open out into a lovely little slice of the past. It is this sort of history … Continue reading

    Married Women and Work

    41 - BIC bans married women from working

    I have just finished listening to this fascinating piece of radio. It is about Broken Hill, a remote mining town in New South Wales, and its claim that the sex discrimination act didn’t apply to them. And, it didn’t apply to them until 1981 when a young married woman wanted to keep her job. She … Continue reading


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