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8.30.2010

Melba Marginson




Melba Marginson


  • 1st Filipina to be inscribed on the Shilling Wall at the Queen Victoria Women's Centre in Melbourne, Australia (2010)


QUOTE
"The Filipino woman enjoyed a high status before the Spanish came. In fact she was really a partner. The man would not be able to decide anything without the consent of the woman. But when the Spanish came most of these rights and privileges were taken away. The women were then kept in the home or the church, at home as childbearer or in the church as a nun.

This lower status was reinforced in the American time when the Americans started to use women for labor in the big plantations. Although women were taken out of the home the exploitation was even worse."



DATE OF BIRTH
1950s

BIRTHPLACE
Philippines

HUSBAND: Simon William Marginson
DAUGHTER: Ana Rosa


USEFUL LINKS

Executive Officer Melba Marginson
Melba Marginson - first Filipina to be inscribed on the Shilling Wall
A New Filipino Identity

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