A Growing Sense of Justice

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780226653631
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226653662 | DOI:
A Growing Sense of Justice

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This chapter discusses changes and growing sense of justice within the Charity Organization Society (COS) in Melbourne in the 1930s. It highlights COS Secretary Stanley Greig Smith's March 1931 newspaper article in which he offered solutions to unemployment which was regarded as the main cause of poverty. It discusses changes in the writings of COS women social workers inspired by their personal interactions with the poor and based on what they heard about the difficulties and struggles of the poor.

Keywords: Charity Organization Society; sense of justice; Melbourne; Stanley Greig Smith; unemployment; poverty; women social workers; poor

Chapter.  4451 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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