Pioneering Women Settlers: Liz Carter

"Using contemporary journals and letters we will investigate the life of the pioneering woman – those hardy settlers who followed their men across oceans and continents to set up home, raise children and keep the family together on the very edge of civilisation. Share the trials and tribulations, the joys and sorrows of their everyday life and discover how they managed not only to keep house but, in many instances, help run businesses, schools and churches. We will look at America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other British-speaking colonies across the world. A real taste of frontier living, bring your own bedroll and skillet!"

Tutor: Liz Carter

"Liz Carter developed a passion for family history into a small research business, trading as Backtracks, back in the 1980s and then went on to lecture for the University of Cambridge and the WEA locally. She also works for Pharos Tutors, specialising in distance learning (internet classes) in local, social and family history. She has a keen interest in all things historical, especially the 18th and 19th centuries plus aspects of poverty. "