Stella Budrikis, The Edward Street Baby Farm

When: 10:00am - 12/05/2021

Location: 49 Broadway, Nedlands

Due to post-lockdown restrictions we have rescheduled the talk with Stella Budrikis on The Baby Farm to Wednesday 12 May 10 for 10:30am start


In 1907, Alice Mitchell was arrested for the murder of five-month-old Ethel Booth. During the inquest and
subsequent trial, the general public was horrified to learn that at least 37 infants had died in Mitchell's care in the
previous six years. It became clear that she had been running a 'baby farm', making a profit from caring for the
children of single mothers and other women. This talk (and Stella’s book which will be on sale) retraces this
infamous 'baby farm' tragedy and a trial that gripped the nation and led to legislative changes to protect children's
welfare. For more information see:

Stella Budrikis was born in England and lived in Western Australia for most of her life. She has worked as a general
practitioner, pastoral carer, addictions clinic doctor and freelance writer.

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Event information: Stella Budrikis, The Edward Street Baby Farm

Booking information

Bookings essential.

Tel: 9386 3841


Cost $10