This fairly blunt profile of Caroline Chisholm presents her as an impressive but uncomfortable woman due to her uncompromising standards, and came as a bit of an eye-opener to me in terms of sanitised school history: the fact that the young immigrant underclass women that she was training had been lured to the Australian colonies where they were left to fend for themselves and would have no options other than prostitution or crime to earn a living was very heavily glossed over
Otterday, and Open Thread
This river otter was pictured on TrekNature New Zealand. Isn’t it beautiful?
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a great book? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?
Tip of the hat, Wag of the finger: IKEA Perth
My Tip o’ the hat goes to: The greeter at IKEA Osborne Park in Perth, when I walked in there for the first time this week.