‘WANTED, A STRONG GIRL, ABLE TO MILK AND MAKE HERSELF AGREEABLE’

@article{Lovell2008WANTEDAS,
  title={‘WANTED, A STRONG GIRL, ABLE TO MILK AND MAKE HERSELF AGREEABLE’},
  author={Susan Rosemary Lovell},
  journal={Australian Feminist Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={195 - 211}
}
  • S. Lovell
  • Published 13 May 2008
  • Sociology
  • Australian Feminist Studies
In 1916 the Australian artist Vida Lahey came to London to form a home base for her three brothers and 12 cousins who were fighting in Europe. The visit was also an opportunity to connect to her Irish heritage. During some ‘off duty’ time, as she was cycling through the Irish countryside, she came across the notice that forms the title of this paper: ‘Wanted, a strong girl, able to milk and make herself agreeable’ (Lahey 1919, 9). That Vida even recorded the advertisement in her journal says… 
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