Dictionary of Sydney – Domestic Workers

Neutral Bay is on the traditional land of the Cammeraygal people. Today it is a diverse residential neighbourhood with areas of relatively low-density bungalows, medium-density town houses and some postwar high-rise buildings.

In the 1920s, Some of the private homes along the waterfront were serviced by maids. One of these was Margaret Tucker, a young Aboriginal woman taken from her family and trained at Cootamundra Girls Home for domestic service.

Historian Minna Muhlen-Schulte (school-ta) joins me on the show to discuss!

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