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RAHS Day Lecture – Women’s Business: Midwives on the Mid North Coast of NSW to 1950

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Dr Noeline Kyle will discuss her research into 200 midwives in more that 80 private hospitals on the Mid North Coast of NSW. This research began in 1979 when she was writing a biography of her great grandmother Mary Kirkpatrick and culminated in her latest publication Women’s Business: Midwives on the Mid North Coast of NSW to 1950. Noeline will discuss the training, career details, and family life of midwives who worked in country towns and outline the complex and extraordinary lives of these women who were the major health providers of women and babies in country regions of Australia.

Dr Noeline Kyle is a professional historian and retired academic and has published women’s history, Australian history, biography/memoir and family history.

Image: Cover of Women’s Business: Midwives on the Mid North Coast of NSW to 1950 by Dr Noeline Kyle.
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