Memories of the thirties : for students at Princes Hill High School

Crow, Ruth (1991) Memories of the thirties : for students at Princes Hill High School. unpublished. (Unpublished)


The document contains Ruth Crow's community involvement from 1933, firstly as a 'junior' in the dress department at Mantons Department Store in Bourke Street Melbourne. As she was frequently visiting clothing factories to collect some of the dresses, this allowed her to get a glimpse of the working conditions in some of the factories in the 1930's. From 1934 Ruth works as a domestic servant in homes of some fairly well-to-do people. The area of her concern becomes improving the conditions of maids and domestic servants work. This prompts her to establish a Domestic Servants Club in Malvern.

Item type Other
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
Current > Collections > Crow Papers
Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Keywords 1930's, Princes Hill High School, Mantons Department Store, Bourke Street, Melbourne, clothing factories, working conditions, factories, domestic servants, maids, Domestic Servants Club in Malvern, Miscellaneous Workers Union, cooks, hospitals, Hospital Employees Union, waitressing, Railway Refreshment Rooms, Australian Railways Union, Flinders Street, Melbourne City Council, CROW-BOX1-1-1-DOC3
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