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Phillipa Verco
Title : Phillipa Verco Phillipa Verco
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Source : B 56080
Date of creation : ca. 1847
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 200 x 155 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Pioneer Phillipa Verco.

Typical portrait and costume for women in the 1850s. From the earliest days of the province, there existed a significant number of women and men who were conversant with ideals of religious freedom and social equity, creating a fertile environment in which social reform could develop.

The first European women to settle in South Australia were for the most part married, in accordance with the aims of the South Australia Act to have equal numbers of both sexes. However, on arrival in South Australia these women were subject to the same marriage and property laws that had disenfranchised them from owning property, or having a political voice, in England.

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Coverage year : 1847
Period : 1836-1851
Place : South Australia
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Jones, Helen. In her own name: a history of women in South Australia from 1836. Rev. and updated ed. Kent Town, Wakefield Press, 1994.

Flinders history of South Australia. Social history.Ed. by Eric Richards. Netley, S. Aust.: Wakefield Press, 1986. pp.403-432. Ch.15. Bacchi, Carol. 'The 'woman question' in South Australia.'

A Book of South Australia: women in the first hundred years. Ed. by Louise Brown et al. Adelaide.: Rigby for the Women's Centenary Council of S.A., 1936.

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