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Looking at themes in literature on the history of Australian social welfare work

The literature available on my topic of interest has various themes worth exploring in depth. In early Australian colonial history (unsurprisingly) religious charity work is a dominant theme. The Benevolent Society was founded in 1813 by Christian men. Catholics, Quakers and people from other Christian denominations were inspired to help those less fortunate than themselves.Continue reading “Looking at themes in literature on the history of Australian social welfare work”

The Benevolent Society

The Benevolent Society was founded in 1813 and is the oldest Australian non-government, not-for-profit organisation to assist socially disadvantaged people. Naturally it was formed in the charitable model and by Christian males with ideas on poverty that would be considered elitist today. Nonetheless, the organisation was important in that it filled a need at theContinue reading “The Benevolent Society”

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