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Rob Eales — A Compassionate Englishwoman

Event Information

When
  • 20 Oct 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Where
  • 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Sydney CBD
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
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Robert Eales reveals the remarkable story of Emily Hobhouse who travelled to South Africa during the Boer War – by herself and at her own initiative – to investigate reports of women and children facing difficulties in the wake of the conflict.

 

What she found was disturbing.

 

A single woman from a well-to-do English family, Emily Hobhouse threw all her efforts into relieving their misery. Drawing on her connections to people in power, she confronted the leaders of her nation to uphold its values.

 

In A Compassionate Englishwoman, Eales contends that if she were alive today, Hobhouse’s courageous and committed work would be acclaimed around the world.

 

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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