The Edward Street Baby Farm

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AUTHOR
Stella Budrikis
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8,14 MB
FILE NAME
The Edward Street Baby Farm.pdf
ISBN
4654141851340

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In 1907, Perth woman Alice Mitchell was arrested for the murder of five-month-old Ethel Booth. During the inquest and subsequent trial, the state's citizens were horrified to learn that at least 37 infants had died in Mitchell's care in the previous six years. It became clear that she had been running a 'baby farm', making a profit out of caring for the children of single mothers and other 'unfortunate women'.The Alice Mitchell murder trial gripped the city of Perth and the nation. This book retraces this infamous 'baby farm' tragedy, which led to legislative changes to protect children's welfare.

This book retraces this infamous 'baby farm' tragedy, which led to legislative changes to protect children's welfare. --This text refers to the paperback edition. play Episode It's February 5, 1907, and a short, dark haired man in his late thirties named Corporal O'Halloran is on the doorstep of a house on Edward Street in the city of Perth.

In Perth 1907, one of Australia's most notorious baby farmers, Alice Mitchell, was arrested for the murder of 5-month-old Ethel Booth. During the inquest and subsequent trial, Perth's citizens were horrified to learn that at least 37 infants had died in Alice's care. The Edward Street Baby Farm was released on 1 October 2020.

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