Women In Portrait

This exhibition featured our collection of portraits of women from the Eurobodalla district, While many show women in traditional roles of wives, mothers and daughters others reflect the roles that some women were taking in wider society.

Portraits include

  • an exquisite c. 1860 hand tinted ambrotype of a mother and her children;
  • portraits taken by leading photographic studios of Eva Mylott and Marie Narelle, both renowned singers;
  • a portrait of Olive Constable nee Harvison, an early editor of the Moruya Examiner; and
  • A formidable portrait of Martha Batt, a local midwife.

By looking at the portraits and comparing them to contemporary images taken on mobile phones, visitors were able to see just how much the role of women has changed over time.

The poster