Shurlee Lesley Swain


NameShurlee Lesley Swain

Research outputs

Speaking the unspeakable, naming the unnameable: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Wright, Katie and Swain, Shurlee. (2018) Speaking the unspeakable, naming the unnameable: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Journal of Australian Studies. 42(2), pp. 139 - 152. https://doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2018.1467725

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What price a child? Commodification and Australian adoption practice 1850–1950
Swain, Shurlee. (2018) What price a child? Commodification and Australian adoption practice 1850–1950. The History of the Family. 23(1), pp. 1 - 19. https://doi.org/10.1080/1081602X.2016.1186558

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Both victim and 'perpetrator': Finding a voice before inquiries into historical abuse in out-of-home care
Swain, Shurlee. (2018) Both victim and 'perpetrator': Finding a voice before inquiries into historical abuse in out-of-home care. International Journal of Transitional Justice. 12(3), pp. 464 - 478. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijtj/ijy015

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Both victim and 'perpetrator': finding a voice before inquiries into historical in out-of-home care
Swain, Shurlee. (2018) Both victim and 'perpetrator': finding a voice before inquiries into historical in out-of-home care. International Journal of Transitional Justice. 12(3), pp. 464 - 478. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijtj/ijy015

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Conceptualising and categorising child abuse inquiries: From damage control to foregrounding survivor testimony
Swain, Shurlee, Wright, Katie and Sköld, Johanna. (2018) Conceptualising and categorising child abuse inquiries: From damage control to foregrounding survivor testimony. Journal of Historical Sociology. 31(3), pp. 282 - 296. https://doi.org/10.1111/johs.12176

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What price a child? Commodification and Australian adoption practice 1850-1950
Swain, Shurlee. (2018) What price a child? Commodification and Australian adoption practice 1850-1950. The History of the Family. 23(1), pp. 1 - 19. https://doi.org/10.1080/1081602X.2016.1186558

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Institutional abuse: A long history
Swain, Shurlee. (2018) Institutional abuse: A long history. Journal of Australian Studies. 42(2), pp. 153 - 163. https://doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2018.1455064

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Institutional abuse: A long history
Swain, Shurlee. (2018) Institutional abuse: A long history. Journal of Australian Studies. 42(2), pp. 153 - 163. https://doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2018.1455064

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Conceptualising and categorising child abuse inquiries: From damage control to foregrounding survivor testimony
Swain, Shurlee, Wright, Katie and Sköld, Johanna. (2018) Conceptualising and categorising child abuse inquiries: From damage control to foregrounding survivor testimony. Journal of Historical Sociology. 31(3), pp. 282 - 296. https://doi.org/10.1111/johs.12176

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What price a child? Commodification and Australian adoption practice 1850–1950
Swain, Shurlee. (2018) What price a child? Commodification and Australian adoption practice 1850–1950. The History of the Family. 23(1), pp. 1 - 19. https://doi.org/10.1080/1081602X.2016.1186558

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Reflections on the state of the profession: A review of the Norma Parker Addresses 1969-2008
Swain, Shurlee. (2017) Reflections on the state of the profession: A review of the Norma Parker Addresses 1969-2008. Australian Social Work. 70(S1), pp. 17 - 28. https://doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2014.973552

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The interplay between infertility and adoption in policy and practice in Twentieth-Century Australia
Swain, Shurlee. (2017) The interplay between infertility and adoption in policy and practice in Twentieth-Century Australia. In In G. Davis and T. Loughran (Ed.). The Palgrave handbook of infertility in history pp. 415 - 430 Palgrave MacMillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52080-7

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The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Wright, Katie, Swain, Shurlee and McPhillips, Kathleen. (2017) The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Child Abuse and Neglect. 74, pp. 1 - 9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.09.031

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A long history of faith-based welfare in Australia: Origins and impact
Swain, Shurlee. (2017) A long history of faith-based welfare in Australia: Origins and impact. Journal of Religious History. 41(1), pp. 81 - 96. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9809.12342

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Narratives of innocence and seduction: Historical understandings of child sexual responses
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2016) Narratives of innocence and seduction: Historical understandings of child sexual responses. In In Y. Smaal, A. Kaladelfos and M. Finnane (Ed.). The sexual abuse of children: Recognition and redress pp. 35 - 41 Monash University Publishing.

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A Long History of Faith-Based Welfare in Australia: Origins and Impact
Swain, Shurlee. (2016) A Long History of Faith-Based Welfare in Australia: Origins and Impact. Journal of Religious History. 41(1), pp. 81 - 96. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9809.12342

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Beyond child migration: Inquiries, apologies and the implications for the writing of a transnational child welfare history
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2016) Beyond child migration: Inquiries, apologies and the implications for the writing of a transnational child welfare history. History Australia. 13(1), pp. 139 - 152. https://doi.org/10.1080/14490854.2016.1156212

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Introduction
Faulkner, Joanne, Zolkos, Magdalena, Meyering, Isobelle Barrett, Drumm, Elizabeth, Egan, Danielle, Hawkes, Gail, Swain, Shurlee, Soper, Emily and Valentine, Kylie. (2016) Introduction. In In J. Faulkner and M. Zolkos (Ed.). Critical Childhood Studies and the Practice of Interdisciplinarity: Disciplining the Child pp. ix - xvii Lexington Books.

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Enshrined in Law: Legislative justifications for the removal of indigenous and non-indigenous children in colonial and post-colonial Australia
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2016) Enshrined in Law: Legislative justifications for the removal of indigenous and non-indigenous children in colonial and post-colonial Australia. Australian Historical Studies. 47(2), pp. 191 - 208. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2016.1153119

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Locating the child within the history of childhood
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2016) Locating the child within the history of childhood. In In J. Faulkner and M. Zolkos (Ed.). Critical childhood studies and the practice of interdisciplinarity: Disciplining the child pp. 3 - 14 Lexington Books.

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Enshrined in Law: Legislative justifications for the removal of indigenous and non-indigenous children in colonial and post-colonial Australia
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2016) Enshrined in Law: Legislative justifications for the removal of indigenous and non-indigenous children in colonial and post-colonial Australia. Australian Historical Studies. 47(2), pp. 191 - 208. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2016.1153119

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A motherly concern for children: Invocations of Queen Victoria in Imperial child rescue literature
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2016) A motherly concern for children: Invocations of Queen Victoria in Imperial child rescue literature. In In S. Robinson and S. Sleight (Ed.). Children, childhood and youth in the British World pp. 27 - 40 Palgrave MacMillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-48941-8_2

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Beyond child migration: Inquiries, apologies and the implications for the writing of a transnational child welfare history
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2016) Beyond child migration: Inquiries, apologies and the implications for the writing of a transnational child welfare history. History Australia. 13(1), pp. 139 - 152. https://doi.org/10.1080/14490854.2016.1156212

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Transitional justice workers and vicarious trauma
Swain, Shurlee. (2015) Transitional justice workers and vicarious trauma. In In J. Skold and S. Swain (Ed.). Apologies and the legacy of abuse of children in 'care': International perspectives pp. 181 - 190 Palgrave MacMillan.

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Giving voice to narratives of institutional sex abuse
Swain, Shurlee. (2015) Giving voice to narratives of institutional sex abuse. Australian Feminist Law Journal. 41(2). https://doi.org/10.1080/13200968.2015.1077554

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Why sexual abuse? Why now?
Swain, Shurlee. (2015) Why sexual abuse? Why now? In In J. Skold and S. Swain (Ed.). Apologies and the legacy of abuse of children in 'care': International perspectives pp. 83 - 94 Palgrave MacMillan.

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Institutionalized childhood : The orphanage remembered
Swain, Shurlee. (2015) Institutionalized childhood : The orphanage remembered. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. 8(1), pp. 17 - 33. https://doi.org/10.1353/hcy.2015.0013

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Apologies and the legacy of abuse of children in 'care'
Skold, Johanna and Swain, Shurlee. (2015) Apologies and the legacy of abuse of children in 'care' Palgrave MacMillan.

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Florence and Rosamund Davenport Hill and the Development of Boarding Out in England and Australia : A study in cultural transmission
Swain, Shurlee. (2014) Florence and Rosamund Davenport Hill and the Development of Boarding Out in England and Australia : A study in cultural transmission. Women's History Review. 23(5), pp. 744 - 759. https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2014.906833

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Contained and confined: Female incarceration in nineteenth-century Australia
Swain, Shurlee and Musgrove, Nell. (2014) Contained and confined: Female incarceration in nineteenth-century Australia. In In P. Ashton and J. Z. Wilson (Ed.). pp. 3 - 15 Australian Scholarly Publishing.

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Stakeholders as subjects: The role of historians in the develoment of Australia's Find and Connect web resource
Swain, Shurlee. (2014) Stakeholders as subjects: The role of historians in the develoment of Australia's Find and Connect web resource. The Public Historian. 36(4), pp. 38 - 50. https://doi.org/10.1525/tph.2014.36.4.38

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History of Australian inquiries reviewing institutions providing care for children
Swain, Shurlee. (2014) History of Australian inquiries reviewing institutions providing care for children

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History of child protection legislation
Swain, Shurlee. (2014) History of child protection legislation Australia: Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse.

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Homes are sought for these children': locating adoption within the Australian Stolen Generations narrative
Swain, Shurlee. (2013) Homes are sought for these children': locating adoption within the Australian Stolen Generations narrative. American Indian Quarterly. 37(1-2), pp. 203 - 217. https://doi.org/10.1353/aiq.2013.0004

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Market forces: Defining the adoptable child, 1860-1940
Swain, Shurlee. (2012) Market forces: Defining the adoptable child, 1860-1940. Social policy and society. 11(3), pp. 399 - 414. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746412000152

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Born in hope: The early years of the Family Court of Australia
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2012) Born in hope: The early years of the Family Court of Australia UNSW Press.

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The market in children: Analysing the language of adoption in Australia
Quartly, Marian and Swain, Shurlee. (2012) The market in children: Analysing the language of adoption in Australia. History Australia. 9(2), pp. 69 - 89.

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Child rescue as mission in Britain, 1850-1915
Swain, Shurlee. (2011) Child rescue as mission in Britain, 1850-1915. In In C. Rochester, G. C. Gosling and A. Penn & M. Zimmeck (Ed.). Understanding the roots of voluntary action: Historical perspectives on current social policy pp. 109 - 120 Sussex Academic Press.

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Fault, gender politics and family law reform
Swain, Shurlee L. and Thornton, Danielle. (2011) Fault, gender politics and family law reform. Australian Journal of Politics and History. 57(2), pp. 207 - 220. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8497.2011.01592.x

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Failing families: Echoes of nineteenth-century child rescue discourse in contemporary debates around child protection
Swain, Shurlee. (2011) Failing families: Echoes of nineteenth-century child rescue discourse in contemporary debates around child protection. In In M.-L. Kohlke and C. Gutleben (Ed.). Neo-Victorian families: Gender, sexual and cultural politics pp. 71 - 91 Rodopi.

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Child, nation, race and empire: Child rescue discourse, England, Canada and Australia, 1850-1915
Swain, Shurlee and Hillel, Margot. (2010) Child, nation, race and empire: Child rescue discourse, England, Canada and Australia, 1850-1915 Manchester University Press.

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Birth and death in a new land attitudes to infant death in colonial Australia
Swain, Shurlee. (2010) Birth and death in a new land attitudes to infant death in colonial Australia. The History of the Family. 15(1), pp. 25 - 33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hisfam.2009.09.003

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Recognition of violence in the Australian family law system: A long journey
Rhoades, Helen, Frew, Charlotte and Swain, Shurlee L.. (2010) Recognition of violence in the Australian family law system: A long journey. Australian Journal of Family Law. 24(3), pp. 296 - 312.

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The 'best interests of the child' historical perspectives
Musgrove, Nell and Swain, Shurlee. (2010) The 'best interests of the child' historical perspectives. Children Australia. 35(2), pp. 35 - 37. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1035077200001048

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"being thankful for their birth in a Christian land": Interrogating intersections between whiteness and child rescue
Swain, Shurlee, Hillel, Margot and Sweeney, Belinda. (2009) "being thankful for their birth in a Christian land": Interrogating intersections between whiteness and child rescue. In In L. Boucher, J. Carey and K. Ellinghaus (Ed.). Re-Orienting Whiteness pp. 83 - 98 Palgrave MacMillan.

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Sweet childhood lost: Idealized images of childhood in the british child rescue literature
Swain, Shurlee. (2009) Sweet childhood lost: Idealized images of childhood in the british child rescue literature. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. 2(2), pp. 198 - 214.

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Whiteness, maternal feminism and the working mother, 1900-1960
Swain, Shurlee Lesley, Warne, Ellen Mary and Grimshaw, Patricia. (2009) Whiteness, maternal feminism and the working mother, 1900-1960. In In J. Carey and C. McLisky (Ed.). Creating White Australia pp. 214 - 229 Sydney University Press.

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Brighter Britain': Images of empire in the international child rescue movement, 1850-1915
Swain, Shurlee. (2008) Brighter Britain': Images of empire in the international child rescue movement, 1850-1915. In In H.M. Carey and Hilary M. (Ed.). Empires of Religion

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The value of the vignette in the writing of welfare history
Swain, Shurlee. (2008) The value of the vignette in the writing of welfare history. Australian Historical Studies. 39(2), pp. 199 - 212. https://doi.org/10.1080/10314610802033171

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'The supervision of ... Babies in women's work, and cannot be rightly done by men' Victorian women's organisations and female child welfare inspectors 1890-1915
Swain, Shurlee. (2008) 'The supervision of ... Babies in women's work, and cannot be rightly done by men' Victorian women's organisations and female child welfare inspectors 1890-1915. Victorian Historical Journal. 79(2), pp. 314 - 327.

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The Australian labour movement and working mothers in the United Nation's Decade for Women, 1975-1985
Grimshaw, Patricia, Musgrove, Nell and Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2007) The Australian labour movement and working mothers in the United Nation's Decade for Women, 1975-1985. In J. Kimber and P. Love (Ed.). The Time of Their Lives. Melbourne, Australia: Southwood Press. pp. 137 - 152

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'Nettles and thistles turned into roses for life' :constructions of childhood in the international child rescue literature
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2007) 'Nettles and thistles turned into roses for life' :constructions of childhood in the international child rescue literature. In Rosie Findlay and Sebastien Salbayre (Ed.). Stories for Children, Histories of Childhood. Tours,France: Presses universitaires Francois Rabelais. pp. 213 - 227

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Writing the history of women and welfare
Swain, Shurlee. (2007) Writing the history of women and welfare. Australian Feminist Studies. 22(52), pp. 43 - 47. https://doi.org/10.1080/08164640601145046

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Negotiating poverty: Women and charity in nineteenth-century Melbourne
Swain, Shurlee. (2007) Negotiating poverty: Women and charity in nineteenth-century Melbourne. Women's History Review. 16(1), pp. 99 - 112. https://doi.org/10.1080/09612020601049744

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Traces in the archives
Swain, Shurlee. (2007) Traces in the archives. Children Australia. 32(1), pp. 24 - 31.

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Judicial and couple approaches to contributions and property: The dominace and diffucilties of a reciprocity model
Lewers, N., Rhodes, H. and Swain, Shurlee. (2007) Judicial and couple approaches to contributions and property: The dominace and diffucilties of a reciprocity model. Australian Journal of Family Law. 21(2), pp. 123 - 142.

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Finding fault in marital property law: A little bit of history repeating?
Alves-Perini, Nell, Harrison, Margaret, Rhoades, Helen and Swain, Shurlee. (2006) Finding fault in marital property law: A little bit of history repeating? Federal Law Review. 34(3), pp. 377 - 398.

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Centre and periphery in British child rescue discourse
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2006) Centre and periphery in British child rescue discourse. In In J. Edmonds and S. Furphy (Ed.). Centre and Periphery in British Child Rescue Discourse pp. 157 - 165 RMIT Press.

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Changing attitudes to property distribution and family law since the passage of the Australian family law act, 1975
Swain, Shurlee. (2006) Changing attitudes to property distribution and family law since the passage of the Australian family law act, 1975. Law and History.

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Infanticide; savagery and civilization: The Australian experience
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2006) Infanticide; savagery and civilization: The Australian experience. In In B. Bechtold and D. Graves (Ed.). Killing Infants pp. 85 - 105 Edwin Mellen Press.

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Whose problem? Experts and the working mother in 1960s Melbourne
Swain, Shurlee Lesley, Grimshaw, Patricia and Warne, Ellen Mary. (2005) Whose problem? Experts and the working mother in 1960s Melbourne. In In O' Hanlon and T. Luckins (Ed.). Go! Melbourne: Melbourne in the Sixties pp. 131 - 147 Circa.

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Do you want religion with that?
Swain, Shurlee. (2005) Do you want religion with that? History Australia. 2(3), pp. 79.1 - 79.8.

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Constructing the working mother: Australian perspectives; 1920-1970
Swain, Shurlee, Warne, Ellen and Grimshaw, Patricia. (2005) Constructing the working mother: Australian perspectives; 1920-1970. Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation. 31(2), pp. 21 - 33.

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Toward a social geography of baby farming
Swain, Shurlee. (2005) Toward a social geography of baby farming. The History of the Family. 10(2), pp. 151 - 159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hisfam.2005.02.001

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Maids and mothers: Domestic servants and illegitimacy in 19th-century Australia
Swain, Shurlee. (2005) Maids and mothers: Domestic servants and illegitimacy in 19th-century Australia. The History of the Family. 10(4), pp. 461 - 471. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hisfam.2005.09.007

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The historical invisibility of the working mother
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2005) The historical invisibility of the working mother. In In P. Grimshaw, J. Murphy and B. Probert (Ed.). Double Shift: Working mothers and social change in Australia pp. 86 - 102 Circa.

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Reflections & refractions of empire child rescue discourses in the British world
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2004) Reflections & refractions of empire child rescue discourses in the British world. In In K. Darian-Smith, P. Grimshaw and K. Lindsey et al (Ed.). Exploring the British World pp. 1088 - 1101 RMIT Publishing.

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Welfare
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2004) Welfare. In In P. Yle (Ed.). Carlton: A History pp. 146 - 155 Melbourne University Press.

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In whose interest? Voluntarism & child care 1880 - 1980
Swain, Shurlee. (2004) In whose interest? Voluntarism & child care 1880 - 1980. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 29(4), pp. 24 - 32.

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Ignorance is not innocence
Swain, Shurlee Lesley, Warne, Ellen Mary and Hillel, Margot Lesley. (2004) Ignorance is not innocence. In In G. Nelson and M. Martin (Ed.). Sexual Pedagogies: Sex Education in Britain, Australia and America pp. 33 - 52 Palgrave Publishing.

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Numerous enough to swamp the votes of honest white': The indigenous franchise in Canada
Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2003) Numerous enough to swamp the votes of honest white': The indigenous franchise in Canada. In In J. Chesterman and D. Philips (Ed.). Selective Democracy: Race; Gender and the Australian Vote pp. 50 - 59 Circa.

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Women in conversation: A wartime social survey in Melbourne; Australia; 1941-43
Swain, Shurlee, Warne, Ellen, Grimshaw, Patricia and Lack, John. (2003) Women in conversation: A wartime social survey in Melbourne; Australia; 1941-43. Women's History Review. 12(4), pp. 527 - 545. https://doi.org/10.1080/09612020300200372

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Equal subjects; unequal rights: Indigenous peoples in British settler colonies; 1830s - 1910
Evans, Julie, Grimshaw, Patricia, Philips, David and Swain, Shurlee Lesley. (2003) Equal subjects; unequal rights: Indigenous peoples in British settler colonies; 1830s - 1910 Manchester University Press.

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In these days of female evangelists and hallelujah lasses: Women preachers and the redefinition of gender roles in the churches
Swain, Shurlee. (2002) In these days of female evangelists and hallelujah lasses: Women preachers and the redefinition of gender roles in the churches. Journal of Religious History. 26(1), pp. 65 - 77.

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Confronting cruelty: Historical perspectives on child abuse
Swain, Shurlee Lesley and Scott, Dorothy. (2002) Confronting cruelty: Historical perspectives on child abuse Melbourne University Press.

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Derivative and indigenous in the history and historiography of child welfare in Australia: Part two
Swain, Shurlee. (2002) Derivative and indigenous in the history and historiography of child welfare in Australia: Part two. Children Australia. 27, pp. 5 - 9.

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Even in this distant and obscure corner of the world; the british character does not degenerate': Philanthropy in the Australian colonies
Swain, Shurlee. (2002) Even in this distant and obscure corner of the world; the british character does not degenerate': Philanthropy in the Australian colonies. Voluntary Action. 5(1), pp. 107 - 117.

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But the children... : Indigenous child removal policies compared
Swain, Shurlee. (2002) But the children... : Indigenous child removal policies compared. In In T. Banivanua Mar and J. Evans (Ed.). pp. 133 - 143 RMIT Publishing Informit Library.

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