History, Genealogy and Heritage Events

Unlock The Past will be at

Unlock the Past Cruises

Catherine Bishop — Minding Her Own Business

Event Information

  • 28 Oct 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Sydney CBD
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: Free - Bookings are essential

We usually imagine colonial women indoors — as wives and mothers, domestic servants or sometimes prostitutes. But, in Minding Her Own Business, Catherine Bishop sets colonial businesswomen firmly out in the open.


Yet many of Sydney’s early businesswomen were married, meaning that under the law, their businesses belonged to their husbands. Some of those husbands were supportive and productive, and others were intemperate, insolvent and incompetent.


Join Catherine Bishop to discover how the husbands of these early entrepreneurs affected their wives’ businesses. Were they hapless, hopeless or helpful?


FREE – Bookings are essential.

BOOK on 02 9262 7300 OR tkc@smsa.org.au