The Charlotte Project 2022-2023
Unveiling- December 2023
The Charlotte Project will erect a life size bronze statue of Charlotte Atkinson (1796 - 1867) in Berrima Marketplace Park. Charlotte Atkinson was a significant as an author, artist and pioneer in the fight for women's legal rights. In 1841, she published a best selling book called 'A Mothers Offering To Her Children'
which made her the first woman to be published in Australia and at the same time she
defended a landmark case in the Supreme Court of NSW to retain custody of her four children after fleeing her home in Sutton Forest and violent treatment at the hands of her second husband.
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