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|Title:||Inspiring Womanhood: A re-interpretation of The Dawn|
Department of History
nineteenth century Australia
cultures of feminity
|Abstract:||This thesis explores the diversity of content and ideas found in Louisa Lawson’s The Dawn, Australia’s first successful magazine ‘by women and for women’, showing that every element of the journal promoted a womanhood ideal for Australian women. Though remembered for the challenging arguments it made for women’s rights, most of the journal was taken up by beauty tips, household hints, recipes, women’s stories, health ideas, fashion articles and the like. This thesis examines such elements, noting how they served to help readers progress towards its womanhood ideal. It highlights the way that The Dawn’s discourse on women’s right was integrated into this ideal. It also analyses some of the key themes and ideas central to the ideal constructed in The Dawn, such as motherhood, beauty, and success in work and study.|
|Department/Unit/Centre:||Department of History|
|Rights and Permissions:||The author retains copyright of this thesis|
|Type of Work:||Thesis, Honours|
|Appears in Collections:||Honours Theses - Department of History|
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