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The Changing Role of Women in Australia During the Twentieth Century

Summary: Discusses the changing role of Australian women in the 20th Century. Explores how women's roles have evolved from housewife and nursemaid to politicians and businesswomen. Describes what the future may bring to women in Australia.
The role of women has changed dramatically during the twentieth century. The World Wars; Women's suffrage; the pill; women's liberation and equal opportunity have all been factors affecting change in women's roles in society.

The role of women in the period up until 1914 was almost entirely that of housewife and nursemaid. Many Australian girls married at about 18 years of age, girls from less well-off families tended to marry at a younger age. The age of consent for girls, up until 1914, was fourteen. The labour intensive nature of housework (there were no electrical appliances) allowed little time for married women to be involved in any activities apart from family and the home. Clothes were usually washed by hand and the family wash could take a whole day.

Politicians and businesspeople generally disapproved of allowing women a role that might take them away from their child-rearing and housekeeping duties. Just...

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