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Cranky Ladies of History guest post: Tarenorerer

Tarenorerer. Tasmania. Born 1800. Died 1831. Guest post by Bess Lyre Tarenorerer, called Walyer by the sealers who purchased her with flour and dogs, was born a Tomeginee / Plair-Leke-Liller-Plue woman of the north-east Tasmanian coast. “Sealers took Aboriginal women … Continue reading

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Cranky Ladies of History guest post: Khadija

Khadija. Saudi Arabia. Born 565 AD, died 623 AD.  Guest post by Bess Lyre Khadija was the daughter of a Quraishi merchant from Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Orphaned by the age of 20, she became a highly successful merchant in … Continue reading

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