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Ryan, Lyndall (1943 - )

Born
1943
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Educator and Feminist

Summary

Lyndall Ryan was a member of the first Sydney Women's Liberation Group in 1970. In 1974 she joined the Commonwealth Public Service as a policy analyst on women's health and child care. She became an academic in 1977 and has held positions in Australian Studies and Women's Studies at Griffith and Flinders Universities and was appointed to the position of Foundation Professor of Australian Studies and Head of School of Humanities at the University of Newcastle.

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Member first Sydney Women's Liberation Group, 1970; Founding collective member, 'Mejane' 1971, 'Refractory Girl', 1972; Founding collective member, Leichardt Women's Community Health Centre, 1973-4; Policy analyst, Priorities Review Staff, and Women's Affairs Branch, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Canberra, ACT, 1974-1976; Tutor in Australian history, Australian National University, Canberra, 1977; Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Comparative Social History and Australian Studies, Griffith University, 1978-1986; Associate Professor and Professor, Women's Studies, Flinders University, 1986-1998; Foundation Professor of Australian Studies, University of Newcastle, 1998 -; Chair, Queensland Committee on Discrimination in Employment and Occupation, 1984-1986; Member, South Australian Committee, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, 1996-1998.

Sources used to compile this entry: From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra, Australian Women's Archives Project, February 2013, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/ldkg.

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Lyndall Ryan Oral history tapes, 2000, ORAL TRC 3992; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Digital resources

Title
Portrait of Professor Lyndall Ryan, 6th August 2005
Type
Image
Date
2005
Creator
Bob Givens
Source
National Library of Australia, vn3572362. Used with permission.

Details

Elle Morrell

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