9 MARCH 2012 : WOMENFOLK

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THE YAAN : I am still not going to write about Women’s Day. Not precisely anyways and I am probably not going to speak about many well known women unless they come up in the course of my meandering. What I will do is take a wee think through of women in my archives, in my memory and I might stumble across snippets from the TROVE or net. I’m going to do some ruminating on womenfolk I know now as well and then, as I often do, leave the images for you to think about.

I was born in 1949. Wonder what the eras of my life have been.

 

Post war and happy families. Chances for ordinary working girls to go to Uni etc but still glory boxes and hats and stockings. Not for me. Single teaching in the bush.
Drop out, drugs, hippy trail Marriage, children, country living. Drugs and alcoholism. Separation and divorce. Loss of kids. Drug rehabilitation. City life.
Single parenting. Government Housing. Return to school teaching. Return to hometown. Extended Family commitments. Children out on own.
Relocation and singleness. Disability pension.
Life on Tweed River. Grandmothering. Deaths of parents.

Eremite.

Music and Mating.

Elder. Grandmother. Mate.
Return to Hometown.

Death of Sister.

the 7th Decade.

25th year of Recovery and Sobriety.

 

christina bell & elizabeth bell20 doris betty elizabeth vera & may (front) c27-2840 39 joyce bell30 11 joyce heather & jean10 1 granny bells40 2 joyce jessie & jean51 lynne & joyce 5 may195160 crowdy head & about susan67 lynne @ the beach

THE WOMENFOLK.

MARY ANN SKIVINGS, WILHELMINA MCLEAN MCLEOD,LUCY JANE HURRELL, MAUDE SANDERS,MARY ANN MCNEILL BELL. MAGGIE QUIRK. ELIZABETH BELL. DORIS,BETTY,ELIZABETH, VERA AND MAY SANDERS. JOYCE BELL. JEAN BELL. JESSIE SARAH READY BELL. JOYCE BELL SANDERS. SUSAN SANDERS. LYNNE SANDERS. KATI BRAITHWAITE. JO POMROY. CASSANDRA POMROY.

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WOMENFOLK  WHO ARE NOT RELATED TO ME.

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Tis late e’er an old Woman comes to know she is old.

Gnomologia

The old Woman would never have look’d

for her Daughter in the Oven, had she not

been there her self.

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A woman bends over me,
Searching my reaches for what she really is.

SYLVIA PLATH.

THE MIRROR.

WOMEN IN THE TROVE

hairThe Advertiser (Adelaide, SA 1931 - 1954), Friday 22 January 1937

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 – 1954), Friday 22 January 1937.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74333002

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rinso The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 26 May 1945,

The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Saturday 26 May 1945,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47117250

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rex The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Wednesday 7 May 1980

The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Wednesday 7 May 1980.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57125687

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