Celebrating the Women of Haliburton County
Departments: Canadian Studies and Environmental Studies
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The author sets out to bring to light the lives of such women in Haliburton County beginning with a theoretical overview of how women might have participated in the settlement of the area. The lives of several prominent women in Haliburton County including Edna Garnett Quinn Parrish and Dr. Agnes Jamieson are highlighted.
The second section describes the context for the formation of women's groups in Canadian history and features four groups: the Minden Women's Institute, the Haliburton Women's Institute, the West Guilford Ladies, and Eagle Lake Women. Using minute books, newspaper articles, and personal communication, the author examines the multitude of functions and purposes behind the organizations of rural women. The activities of two women's groups functioning in Haliburton County in 1993 are examined and the paper concludes with suggestions for future research possibilities in this area.