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History of Domestic Service Podcast

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

This episode of the HASS School Human Experience podcast features Professor Victoria Haskins who shares an intriguing family history discovery that sparked her wonderful academic journey.

Professor Victoria Haskins smiling and holding her book, 'Colonialism and Domestic Service.'
Professor Victoria Haskins

Podcast host, Belinda Galbraithe, asks Professor Haskins what the historical experiences and cultural memories of the earliest global domestic workers tell us about the history of home, domesticity and cross-cultural relationships.

We also learn about Victoria's latest project which reveal the stories of women known as the Ayahs and Amahs – female domestic care workers who travelled to Australian and Britain during the period of British colonialism.

These stories of incredibly mobile women helped shaped our world today.

What can the historical experiences and cultural memories of the earliest global domestic workers tell us about the history of home, domesticity and cross-cultural relationships?

Victoria also reveals the intriguing family history find that sparked her academic journey.

The Human Experiences podcast can be found on Anchor FM which means you can stream it on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker and Radio Public.


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