At the beginning of the twentieth century, two of my children’s great-great- grandmothers, Caroline Andrews and Eliza Morris, took legal action to separate themselves from their husbands. In 1900, Caroline Andrews achieved a judicial separation from her husband in Albany, Western Australia. In 1901, Eliza Morris was granted a divorce in Sydney. This chapter uses the practice of family history as a lens to examine broader issues of women’s history. It considers in what sense the ending of their marriages by Eliza Morris and Caroline Edwards might be under- stood as transgressive.
|Title of host publication||Engendering Transnational Transgressions|
|Subtitle of host publication||From the Intimate to the Global|
|Editors||Eileen Boris, Sandra Trudgen Dawson, Barbara Molony|
|Place of Publication||Abindon Oxon UK|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||9781000222791, 9780367505738|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|