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Bacon, Eva (1909 - 1994)

Born
1909
Died
23 July 1994
Occupation
Peace activist

Summary

Eva Bacon settled in Australia after Hitler's invasion of Austria in 1938. Jim McIlroy, in his tribute to Eva in the Green Left Weekly, writes that "she continued her life-long struggle for peace, socialism and the emancipation of women in her new homeland through her activism in the Communist Party of Australia and a variety of of other progressive organisations."

Eva was a member of the Communist Party of Australia, the Union of Australian Women and the Women's Electoral Lobby. She was also a founding member of the International Womens' Day Committee. She was married to her husband Ted for almost 50 years and they had one daughter, Barbara.

(Source: http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/1994/155/155p5d.htm accessed 18/11/2002)

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Archival resources

Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland

  • Papers of Eva and Ted Bacon, c. 1950 - 1992, UQFL241; Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland. Details

Elle Morrell and Anne Heywood

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