Stepping Out Of History

Stepping Out Of History examines and discusses documents showing the many and varied employment of women in history in Australia.

Anyone currently studying or simply interested in Australian or Women's Studies will find this book an illuminating and invaluable read.

Preconceived ideas are questioned and challenged with short extracts of documents, such as newspaper reports, diaries, court records, government papers and personal letters, highlighting the attitudes of a by-gone era ( and some not so distant) towards both the paid and unpaid contribution women made to society in general and Australia as a whole.

Published in 1991 and edited by Marian Aveling and Joy Damousi, this book shows that , although women's roles have evolved with the changing political and social climates, some things have remained the same with very few questioning accepted norms, even today.