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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 2nd, 2021, 5:58 pm

Selected Lead Articles from "THE DAWN", by Louisa Lawson (1848 - 1920)

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

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Gender-specific project for Female Readers, one Section per person

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Louisa Lawson, the mother of Australian writer Henry Lawson, was the founder, publisher and editor of an early feminist journal in Sydney named “The Dawn”. From 1888 onwards, it played no small part in the gaining of the vote for Australian women in South Australia (1895), Western Australia (1899), New South Wales (1902), Commonwealth (1902), Tasmania (1903), Queensland (1905), and Victoria (1908).

Since the success of the “Digitise The Dawn” project, a number of Louisa Lawson’s lead articles from the journal are available PD online, including the one written in defiance of the male-dominated New South Wales Typographical Association. This union attempted to shut down The Dawn by getting up an advertising boycott and other methods, angered as they were by The Dawn’s all-woman team of editors and printers … the NSW Typographical Association objected to them employing women at all.

Louisa Lawson described one attempt at intimidation to the 'Bulletin' :
"We were just going to press, and you know how locking up isn't always an easy matter-particularly for new chums like we were. Well he stood there and said nasty things, and poor Miss Grieg-she's my forewoman-and the girls, they got as white as chalk; the tears were in their eyes. I asked him three times to go, and he wouldn't, so I took a watering pot full of water that we had for sweeping the floor, and I let him have it."

The advertising boycott in time collapsed after Louisa Lawson suggested her readers adopt the following simple expedient:
"If it is made clear to your tradesmen that you deal with them because they advertise with us, the boycott is immediately defeated."

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      Keywords that describe the book: women, australia, feminism, australian, sydney, louisa lawson

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 2nd, 2021, 6:01 pm

Sixteen people have indicated in the previously published survey their interest in reading one of the sixteen articles, so we will give those indicated a while to confirm their interest by choosing an article.

We also have an MC and a DPL.

Cheers,
Chris

EDIT: All survey respondents have now been contacted.
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Post by JoannaHoyt » April 2nd, 2021, 6:08 pm

Thank you for the DM! I am still interested and would be glad to read any of the sections, though my first preference would be for "The Root Of All Evil," section 8, second for "The Need of the Hour," section 9. Or if you're trying to arrange an alternation of accents--I'm from the US (New England), though sometimes taken for German/Hungarian/Romanian on the basis of accent (I have no idea why as I've never lived in any of those places).

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 2nd, 2021, 6:15 pm

JoannaHoyt wrote:
April 2nd, 2021, 6:08 pm
Thank you for the DM! I am still interested and would be glad to read any of the sections, though my first preference would be for "The Root Of All Evil," section 8, second for "The Need of the Hour," section 9. Or if you're trying to arrange an alternation of accents--I'm from the US (New England), though sometimes taken for German/Hungarian/Romanian on the basis of accent (I have no idea why as I've never lived in any of those places).
Thank you! I've signed you up for "The Root Of All Evil," section 8.

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by WendyKatzHiller » April 2nd, 2021, 6:21 pm

Could I please claim section 3: Spurious Women?

Thanks,
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 2nd, 2021, 6:24 pm

WendyKatzHiller wrote:
April 2nd, 2021, 6:21 pm
Could I please claim section 3: Spurious Women?

Thanks,
Wendy
Thank you, signing you up!

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by Lmnei » April 2nd, 2021, 6:38 pm

Hi Chris -

I would like to do the last on - The Strike Question - please!

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Post by commonsparrow3 » April 2nd, 2021, 6:39 pm

May I have Section 6 - Boycotting the 'Dawn', please?

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Post by jennlea » April 2nd, 2021, 6:42 pm

I be happy to be one of the remaining 2 ladies. If it is alright to go ahead and claim may I grab Section 4 “Tea and Bread-and-Butter”?
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Post by BettyB » April 2nd, 2021, 6:46 pm

May I claim The Divorce Extension Bill...
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 2nd, 2021, 7:13 pm

Lmnei, commonsparrow3, jennlea, BettyB ... signed up!

Thanks,
Chris
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Post by JenniferFour » April 2nd, 2021, 7:19 pm

Happy to read any. Unhappy matches and legal ties are interesting titles but any would be fine really
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 2nd, 2021, 7:27 pm

JenniferFour wrote:
April 2nd, 2021, 7:19 pm
Happy to read any. Unhappy matches and legal ties are interesting titles but any would be fine really
Signing you up for Section 2 - Unhappy Love Matches.

Thanks,
Chris
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Post by icequeen » April 2nd, 2021, 7:46 pm

I'll claim The Man Question, if that one is still available.
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 2nd, 2021, 7:49 pm

icequeen wrote:
April 2nd, 2021, 7:46 pm
I'll claim The Man Question, if that one is still available.
Thank you, signing you up.

Cheers,
Chris
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