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Library Through the Lens: Stella Budrikis 'The Edward Street Baby Farm'

When:
Thursday 11 February, 2021
Time:
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Topic:
Libraries
Type:
Author event
Audience:
Resident, Youth, Senior, Business, Visitor, Multicultural, Adult
Cost:
FREE
Bookings:
Required
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Join author Stella Budrikis live via webinar as she discusses her book about the Alice Mitchell trial that gripped the nation.

In 1907, Alice Mitchell was arrested for the murder of five-month-old Ethel Booth. During the inquest and subsequent trial, the general public was horrified to learn that at least 37 infants had died in Mitchell's care in the previous six years. It became clear that she had been running a 'baby farm', making a profit out of caring for the children of single mothers and other 'unfortunate women'.

The Edward Street Baby Farm retraces this infamous 'baby farm' tragedy that led to legislative changes to protect children's welfare.


Contacts

Name:
Tracey Noah
Telephone:
8375 6755

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