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Shurlee Swain

Shurlee Swain is a Professor at Australian Catholic University. She has published widely in the history of women and children, with a particular interest in the impact of welfare on individual lives. Her publications in this area include Single Mothers and Their Children: Disposal, Punishment and Survival in AustraliaConfronting Cruelty, Child, Nation, Race and Empire and Born in Hope: A History of the Early Years of the Family Court of Australia. Currently Professor Swain is the historian chief investigator on the National Find & Connect Web Resource project.

Shurlee Swain

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  • The Market in Babies

    Marian Quartly, Shurlee Swain and Denise Cuthbert

Events

In conversation with Andrew Leigh (ANU, Canberra)

Kambri Cultural Centre 153 University Avenue, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

Andrew Leigh will be in conversation with Tim Gavel on Andrew's new essay Fair Game. Lessons from Sport for a Fairer Society & a Stronger Economy. Every year, Australians break sporting...

Book launch – Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre 214-218 Nicholson St, Footscray, VIC

Join us for the launch of Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok, edited by Jacquie Houlden and Seumas Spark. To be launched by Dennis Altman. 6 for 6:30pm start....

Free