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The life of an Aussie governess

The Corkhill family from Tilba Tilba, NSW, with their governess, Miss Smith (far right) in 1895. Courtesy National Library of Australia.
The Corkhill family from Tilba Tilba, NSW, with their governess, Miss Smith (far right) in 1895. Courtesy National Library of Australia.

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The following libraries hold records relating to governesses in Australia:

  1.  State Library of QLD – Papers of the Lady Musgrave Lodge Committee, 1887–1922, 6745/R382; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection.
  2. State Library of NSW – Women’s Migration and Overseas Appointment Society Records, 1862–1901, 6-253B; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection. And: British Women’s Emigration Association Records, 1862–1949, M 468; Women’s Migration and Overseas Appointment Society (1862–); State Library of New South Wales.
  3. National Library of Australia – Collections held by the Fawcett Library relating to Australia and New Zealand., 1858–1967, Mfm M2291-2314; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

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