Current fellows: La Trobe Society Fellowship

Madonna Grehan, 2014 La Trobe Society Fellow

La Trobe Society Fellowship

Madonna Grehan: An émigré gentlewoman midwife in Port Phillip and Victoria 1848–80. Biographical history

This project will support research for a history of women, maternity care and family life in mid–19th-century Victoria. It will be seen through the lens of Sarah Barfoot, an émigré midwife who in 1848 joined the diaspora from Van Diemen’s Land to the District of Port Phillip.

Honorary La Trobe Society Fellowship

Caroline Clemente: Thomas Woolner: a Pre-Raphaelite artist in Melbourne. A series of scholarly articles.

This research will bring together Woolner's works of art, of which the State Library Victoria has the largest holding, and place them in their social, artistic and historical context.