'No home to go to, and no means of living': how colonial vagrancy laws punished the poor
By Catharine Coleborne, Professor of History, School Humanities, Creative Industries and Social Sciences, University of Newcastle
Current discussions about ‘homelessness’ have echoes of the past treatment of vagrants. New historical research tells us more about the lives of people during periods of social and economic hardship.
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- Monday, January 23, 2023