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Australian Federation of Women Voters (1921 - 1982)

From
1921
To
1982
Occupations
Lobby group and Women's Rights Organisation
Alternative Names
  • Australian Federation of Women's Societies for Equal Citizenship (former name, 1921 - 1924)

Summary

Formed in 1921, became The Australian Federation of Women Voters in 1924. The Federation were early advocates of women's rights at state, federal and international levels. The Federation was comprised of affiliated State Leagues including New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

Sources used to compile this entry: Sawer, M (1992) Women's Political History - A Guide to Sources, National Museum of Australia.

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Board of Directors

Superior

Vice President

Archival resources

JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia

  • Women's Service Guilds of Western Australia records, 1909 - 1992, MN 826; ACC 2765A plus 12 more; Women's Service Guilds of Western Australia (1909 - 1997); JS Battye Library of West Australian History, State Library of Western Australia. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • A. Viola Smith - further papers, 1957-1975, 1957 - 1975, MLMSS 7032; Smith, Addie Viola (1893 - 1975); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Eleanor M. Hinder - papers, 1837-1963, together with the papers of A. Viola Smith, ca. 1850-1975, 1837 - 1975, MLMSS 770; Hinder, Eleanor Mary (1893 - 1963); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • United Association of Women - Further Records, 1930-1978, c. 1930 - 1978, MLMSS 2160 ADD-ON 1317; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • United Association of Women - Records, ca.1930-1970, c. 1930 - 1970, MLMSS 2160 (Y 789-Y 794); MLMSS 2160 ADD-ON 427 (Y 4477-Y 4482); The United Associations of Women (1929 - ); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Papers of Ruby Rich, 1906 - 1984, MS 7493; Rich, Ruby (1888 - 1988); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Ruby Rich, 1943 - 1948, MS 2260; Rich, Ruby (1888 - 1988); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Records of the Australian Federation of Women Voters, 1920 - 1983, NLA MS 2818; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Eva Pethybridge Papers, 1943 - 1963, 87/172; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Clare Land

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