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Je Suis Australienne: Remarkable Women in France, 1880–1945
Je Suis Australienne brings to life the narratives of a schoolgirl, an artist, a nurse, a secret agent and many more Australian women, who once called France home.
Acclaimed historian, Rosemary Lancaster profiles these extraordinary Australian women who travelled to France at different times through history and who documented their impressions — through diaries, letters and autobiographies.
Je Suis Australienne explores how these women adapted to new environments in a world of changing attitudes to feminine education, professionalism and sexuality, while revealing Australian responses to key moments in French history.
No other book brings together such a broad sample of Australian women who visited and wrote about France in times when independent travel abroad was relatively unusual for women.
Praise for Je Suis Australienne:
An evocative introduction to the overseas lives of Australian women in France.ROS PESMAN, AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW