Koori women and girls work

As white women begin to leave domestic service to work in factories, their places are taken by Koori girls, often sent at 12 or 13 years of age, from the Cootamundra Home. There is factory work available for older Koori women growing up in Sydney, such as Lever Brothers, Colgate, Palmolive and Pearson’s Soap, but most girls and young women are sent to become housemaids and childminders.

  • Cootamundra Girls Home Memorial