#OnThisDay 20 February 1794 the first grant of land was given to a woman, Ellenor Frazer. She was granted 20 acres in the district of Concord by Francis Grose with the rent set at one shilling per year commencing after 10 years.
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Researching women in the NSW State Archives Collection can present challenges, especially in the 19th century. This webinar focuses on tips for finding women in the archives - at work, in family life, in the care of institutions and in death.
Spanning a 150 year timeframe, Blaze looks to a selection of women from the past who were trailblazers in carving out roles for females in the NSW public sphere. They were the first women to hold positions that had been traditionally occupied by men.