In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Cara David was an orphan from a working-class background in England, who gained a scholarship to train as a teacher in London. Her drive and intelligence saw her become a lecturer at the prestigious Whitelands College, from where she was appointed by Sir Henry Parkes as founding principal of the new Hurlstone Women's Training School in Sydney. She met her future husband, the young mining surveyor Edgeworth David, on the voyage to NSW in 1882. The Davids became involved with a group of liberal intellectuals who dominated Sydney's cultural life between the 1890s and the Great War, all sharing a passion for education, social and legal reform and the advancement of women.
Cara David was to make her mark as a supporter of women's emancipation in the home and the workplace. She led the successful temperance campaign in NSW in 1915, one of the first examples of women using their voting power to influence legislation. Cara's two daughters both became resourceful women in their own right. The elder daughter, Margaret, became an independent politician and community activist until her tragically early death in a plane crash.
Molly, the younger daughter, became a respected author and environmentalist.