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Elsie Women's Refuge (1973 - )

From
November 1973
Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupations
Women's refuge

Summary

Elsie Women's Refuge was the first refuge set up in Australia for women and children escaping a violent home who had nowhere to sleep. The refuge offered advice and assistance in relation to the legal, welfare and health systems.

Sources used to compile this entry: Lake, Marilyn, Getting Equal: The History of Australian Feminism, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, New South Wales, 1999, 316 pp.

Elle Morrell

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