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2020 Trevor Reese Memorial Lecture: Becoming a Mother in Australia

Delivered by historian Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy from the University of Melbourne where she examines the changing cultural attitudes towards motherhood, changing theories of maternal subjectivity, and how mothers’ own experiences are remembered in oral history interviews. The lecture asks what happens to a woman when she becomes a mother and considers whether this transition has become more challenging over the past 75 years.

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