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Wilhelmina Tobias: War and Memory

Wilhelmina Tobias remembers ‘…that fateful August week in 1914, [when] crying women took leave of sons and husbands’ and within a few …

Wilhelmina Tobias: An Evaluation

Choosing a working class memoir to write about from the entry in the Burnett working class archive was challenging to say the …

Wilhelmina Tobias: Life and Labour

Wilhelmina only covers her childhood in her memoir meaning that she covers none of her working life and includes no details about …

Wilhelmina Tobias: Habits and Culture

Aside from the section on her childhood memories, one of the longest sections of Wilhelmina’s memoir concerns what she titles as entertainment. …

Wilhelmina Tobias: Purpose and Audience

The classic autobiography was, for many years, the preserve of the famous and the middle classes. Autobiographies by acclaimed writers include details …

An Introduction to Wilhelmina Tobias

An Introduction: Tobias, Wilhelmina   Wilhelmina Tobias’s father, a ship worker, speaks from his upturned box to a small crowd outside his …