Victorian Archives Centre, North Melbourne and online, Friday 8 March 2024, 2.00pm to 3.00pm AEDT
In 2024, the Public Record Office Victoria will celebrate International Women’s Day with a lecture from Yves Rees, who will speak on the topic of ‘Travelling to Tomorrow: Australian Women in the United States, 1910-1960′. The lecture will spotlight some of the remarkable Australian women who pursued work and adventure in the United States in the first decades of the twentieth century. These were modern women frustrated with their limited opportunities at home and determined to run headlong into a progressive future. In doing so, they reoriented Australia towards the United States years before politicians began to lumber down the same path.