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Hunter, Thelma (1923 - 2016)

Born
1923
Glasgow, Scotland
Died
2016
Canberra, Australia
Occupation
Academic and Women's Liberationist

Summary

Dr Thelma Hunter was known for her work as an academic and feminist whose main research interests included women's issues and social policy, health policy and Indian politics.

Details

Thelma Hunter served in the Auxilliary Territorial Service between 1942-46 before commencing her MA, Dip Ed Political Economy and Politics at the University of Glasgow (1946-56). She arrived in Australia in 1958 where she held the position of Lecturer, Department of Political Science at the Australian National University (ANU) between 1965-79.

She completed her PhD in Political Science - The Politics of National Health - at ANU in 1969. Between 1991 and 1994 she was a Visiting Fellow at the same university.

She published Not a dutiful daughter: the personal story of a migrant academic in 1999.

Thelma married Alex Hunter in 1947 and the pair had three children between 1947-1958c.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Papers of Thelma Hunter, 1950 - 1984, MS 9353; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Elle Morrell

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