This is a brief codicil or supplement to an earlier post called “Skibbereen and Beyond” https://wp.me/p4SlVj-1Aq
If you remember I’d asked a couple of questions,
had an orphan’s Famine experience damaged her, and made her especially vulnerable in Australia?
What were the circumstances and experiences in Australia that contributed to her difficulties, thrusting her into a life of petty crime, or alcoholism, or to the doors of a Benevolent Asylum or Mental Hospital?
In that particular post i suggested some things we could examine, for example,
- the vulnerability of a lonely female immigrant who lacked a support network from ‘home’
- sexual and domestic abuse
- criminal misdemeanours
- mental illness, and other maladies
- poverty and hardship
- desertion, illness and death of her husband
and said a few words about those who suffered sexual and domestic abuse, sought refuge in a Benevolent Asylum especially in old age, or became…
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