Far From a Low Gutter Girl

The forgotten world of state wards, South Australia, 1887-1940

by Margaret Barbalet

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The real world of early Australian domestic servants revealed.

Drawing on the letters of girls who were made state wards, acclaimed writer and historian Margaret Barbalet’s Far From a Low Gutter Girl reveals the real world of Australian domestic servants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, amplifying their voices for the first time.
Far from a Low Gutter Girl was first published to critical acclaim in 1983. In addition to non-fiction, Margaret Barbalet has written essays, children’s books, poetry, short stories, novels and has worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Published by Untapped: the Australian Literary Heritage Project

Once out of print, these lost Australian books have been brought back to life as part of Untapped: the Australian Literary Heritage Project. You can borrow them from your local library as ebooks, or buy from all major online booksellers.

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