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Audrey Oldfield

Audrey Oldfield reviews 'Prime Ministers’ Wives: The public and private lives of ten Australian women' by Diane Langmore and 'Suffrage to Sufferance: 100 years of women in politics' by Janine Haines

December 1992, no. 147 01 December 1992
Diane Langmore has given us a fascinating account of the lives of ten women, from Pattie Deakin to Hazel Hawke. She has explored the background of each, the attraction which ended in marriage to a politically ambitious man, and the adaptation of each to her husband’s obsessive struggle for the most powerful political post in Australia. Her analysis of the women’s relationship to their partners ... (read more)