Family Experiments: Middle-class, professional families in Australia and New Zealand c. 1880–1920

Family Experiments
Author/editor: Shelley Richardson
Publisher: ANU Press
Year published: 2016
School/Centre: National Centre of Biography


Family Experiments explores the forms and undertakings of ‘family’ that prevailed among British professionals who migrated to Australia and New Zealand in the late nineteenth century. Their attempts to establish and define ‘family’ in Australasian, suburban environments reveal how the Victorian theory of ‘separate spheres’ could take a variety of forms in the new world setting.

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