17 July 2021

Fiona Patten to launch book on Melbourne's 19th century brothels

Former sex worker Fiona Patten will launch the book "The Women of Little Lon" about Melbourne vibrant 19th century brothel scene. Historian Barbara Minchinton will speak about her archaeological findings and what life was like in Gold Rush Melbourne for sex workers. Ms Minchinton has a particular interest in policing, the law and the working conditions of sex workers at the time.

Wednesday, 18 August at 6:30pm at Readings at Melbourne State Library. Tickets are free, but bookings essential.