HSTY2614 Suburban Domesticty

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HSTY2614 Suburban Domesticty

  1. 1. SUBURBAN DOMESTICITY: LIVING THE DREAM? DAVE EARL | PHD CANDIDATE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
  2. 2. HEWLETT FAMILYHewlett Family, c.1953. Author’s possession. 2
  3. 3. DOMESTIC APPLIANCES: ONLY A DREAM?Models Demonstrating Hoover Vacuums, 1952. State Library of Western Australia, 8292B/26974-1. 3
  4. 4. A SCANDAL DEMANDING ATTENTION“Our Asylums Still in the Dark Ages,” SMH 15th May, 1949, 6. 4
  5. 5. BEX AND A GOOD LIE DOWNBex Powder. Powerhouse Museum, 2003/194/1. 5
  6. 6. TERRIFYING NEW WEAPON“Atomic Bomb May End War,” SMH 8th August, 1945, 1. 6
  7. 7. MICHAEL GILDINGGilding, Michael. The Making and Breaking of the Australian Family. St. Leonards: Allen & Unwin, 1991. 7
  8. 8. KEREEN REIGERReiger, Kerreen M. The Disenchantment of the Home: Modernizing the Australian Family, 1880-1940. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1985. 8
  9. 9. JOHNSTON STREET, ANNANDALEState Library of NSW, a089607 9
  10. 10. HARGRAVE FAMILY, 1894Powerhouse Museum, P2903-9/68 10
  11. 11. OXFORD STREET, PADDINGTON, 1900State Records NSW, 12487/7546 12487_a021_a021000014 11
  12. 12. DOMESTIC BLISS IN AUSTRALIAState Library of Victoria MP00/00/56/98 12
  13. 13. PIECEWORKJustice & Police Museum Photographic Collection, Historic Houses Trust, 31297 13
  14. 14. COLLIERY CREW, 1894State Records NSW, 10036_a027000045 14
  15. 15. PAPERBOY, 1930View of the entrance to Newtown Station, Sydney, taken in the aftermath of the stabbing murder of Domenico Belle at 11 a.m. Justice & Police Museum Photographic Collection, Historic Houses Trust, 31191 15
  16. 16. PLAYFAIR STREET, THE ROCKS, 1901State Records NSW, 4481_a026_000037 16
  17. 17. CARING FOR BABY, c.1910John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, D1-11-86 17
  18. 18. COOKS HILL PUBLIC SCHOOL, NSWNewcastle City Council Cultural Collections, Hunter Picture Bank 006 000098 18
  19. 19. SCHOOL GROUP, VICTORIAState Library of Victoria, H42834/80 19
  20. 20. DOMESTIC SCIENCE CLASS, TASMANIATeaching Aids Centre - Photographic Prints, Archives Office of Tasmania, AB713-1-8204 20
  21. 21. YALLOURN TECHNICAL SCHOOL, VICState Library of Victoria, Image H2009.18/862 21
  22. 22. SALVATION ARMY CAMP, COLLAROY, 1947 Hood Collection, SLNSW hood_22395. 22
  23. 23. BODGIE STYLES FOR SPRINGPix, 14th July 1951. 23
  24. 24. DECLINE IN THE BIRTH-RATE40.035.030.025.020.015.010.0 5.0 0.0 1885 1888 1891 1894 1897 1900 1903 1906 1909 1912 1915 1918 1921 1924 1927 1930 1933 1936 1939 1942 1945 1948 1951 1954 1957 1960 1963 1966 1969 1972 1975 1978 1981 1984 1987 1990 1993 1996 1999 2002 Crude Birth-Rate in Australia. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Historical Population Statistics, 2006 24
  25. 25. INFANT MORTALITY RATES IN AUSTRALIA120.0100.0 80.0 60.0 40.0 20.0 0.0 1901 1903 1905 1907 1909 1911 1913 1915 1917 1919 1921 1923 1925 1927 1929 1931 1933 1935 1937 1939 1941 1943 1945 1947 1949 1951 1953 1955 1957 1959 1961 1963 1965 1967 1969 1971 1973 1975 1977 1979 Number of infant deaths per 1,000 births Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Historical Population Statistics, 2006 25
  26. 26. NEWTOWN BABY CLINIC, 1914Photographs of the Newtown, Alexandria and Bourke Street Baby Clinics, State Records NSW, 4873_a004_a004000006r 26
  27. 27. VICTORIA’S IDEAL CHILD 27
  28. 28. AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE 54.5 43.5 32.5 21.5 10.5 0 1911 1921 1933 1947 1954 1961 1966 1971 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 2006 Average number of persons per householdAustralian Institute of Family Studies, 2012, http://www.aifs.gov.au/institute/info/charts/households/havsize.html 28
  29. 29. WHEN THE SEVENTH MAID WALKED OUT…The Home, Sept. 1920, p.85, in Gilding, The Making and Breaking of the Australian Family. 29
  30. 30. OLD ORDER HOMES?Camina. Old or Homes or New Order Houses? Some Reflections of a Middle-Class Woman. Melbourne: Whitcome & Tombs Pty. Ltd., c.1943. 30
  31. 31. DACEY GARDEN SUBURB PLAN, c.1913State Records NSW, 5225_a018_a018000001 31
  32. 32. NARRABEEN: VALUES MUST INCREASE! National Library of Australia, nla.map-lfsp1695 32
  33. 33. JOHN MURPHYMurphy, John. "Shaping the Cold War Family: Politics, Domesticity and Policy Interventions in the 1950s." Australian Historical Studies 26,no. 105 (1995): 544 - 67.Murphy, John. Imagining the Fifties: Private Sentiment and Political Culture in Menzies Australia. Annandale: University of New South WalesPress & Pluto Press, 2000.Murphy, John, and Belinda Probert. "Anything for the House: Recollections of Post-War Suburban Dreaming." Australian Historical Studies36, no. 124 (2004): 275-93. 33
  34. 34. ELAINE TYLER MAYMay, Elaine Tyler. Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era. 20th Anniversary Edition ed. New York: Basic Books, 2008[1988]. 34
  35. 35. MIGRANT TRAININGDr Eva Haarmann (standing, right), of Vienna, gives an English Lesson to other Australian migrants, NAA A12111, 1/1955/32/21. 35
  36. 36. INDUSTRIAL EXPANSIONSnowy Hydro-Electric Scheme, 1947. NAA B4498, 59D8. 36
  37. 37. VETERAN REHABILITATIONHeidelberg Military Hospital, Victoria, 1944, SLV H99.201/1174. 37
  38. 38. WHEN THE BOYS COME HOMEAustralian Women’s Weekly, 9th March 1946: 11 38
  39. 39. CRUDE MARRIAGE RATE IN AUSTRALIA14.0012.0010.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 2.00 0.00 1885 1888 1891 1894 1897 1900 1903 1906 1909 1912 1915 1918 1921 1924 1927 1930 1933 1936 1939 1942 1945 1948 1951 1954 1957 1960 1963 1966 1969 1972 1975 1978 1981 1984 Number of marriages per year per 1,000 population Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Historical Population Statistics, 2006 39
  40. 40. MARRIAGE BOOMMrs H.H. Kinninmont wedding, Hunters Hill, Hood Collection a436005, SLNSW. 40
  41. 41. BABY BOOMCrèche at large maternity hospital, 1954. NAA A1200/1 L15678. 41
  42. 42. Baby Trying to Mow Lawn from Pram, Springvale, 1950, Museum Victoria, MM 110922 42
  43. 43. BIRMINGHAM GARDENS, NSWHood Collection, SLNSW hood_28109. 43
  44. 44. QUEENSLAND HOLDEN LAUNCH1948 The Queensland launch of the Holden 48/215 at Eagers Motors, SLQ neg. #111267. 44
  45. 45. MY HUSBAND’S A DIFFERENT MAN!Australian Women’s Weekly, 12th March, 1949: 20. 45
  46. 46. MAN ON SUBURBAN MARRIAGEMan magazine, March 1952. 46
  47. 47. ATTRACTING A MAN IS A CINCHCourier-Mail, 28th March 1947, 7. 47
  48. 48. MARRIAGES START IN THE KITCHEN!Australian Women’s Weekly, 11th March 1947, 44. 48
  49. 49. DON’T CRY DEAR LADYAustralian Screen and Sound Archive: http://aso.gov.au/titles/ads/tandaco-prepared-stuffing/clip1/ 49
  50. 50. MY WIFE WORKS AND I HATE IT!Australian Women’s Weekly, 18th March, 1959: 4. 50
  51. 51. WORKING WIVES ON WARPATHAustralian Women’s Weekly, 15th April, 1959: 6. 51
  52. 52. DAVE EARLdaveearl.net | dear7745@uni.sydney.edu.au DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY | SCHOOL OF PHILISOPICAL AND HISTORICAL ENQUIRY

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