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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Australia Section) (1919 - )

From
May 1919
Australia
Occupations
Social action organisation
Alternative Names
  • Sisterhood for International Peace (former name)
Website
http://www.wilpf.org.au

Summary

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom was formed at a congress in Zurich in May 1919. Its genesis stemmed from a joint tour of the USA by British suffagist Emmeline Pethwick-Lawrence and Hungarian feminist Rosika Shwimmer in 1914. In 1915, the Sisterhood for Peace (SIP) was formed in Melbourne, and in 1919 SIP members travelled to attend the conference in Zurich. SIP then reconstituted itself as the Australian section of the WILPF. Its headquarters remained in Victoria when WILPF branches were later established in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. The Australian section was formally separated from the Victorian branch in 1920.

Aside from campaigning for international disarmament and an end to all war, WILPF has taken action on a wide range of social justice issues.

Sources used to compile this entry: Caine, Barbara, Gatens, Moira et al. (ed.), Australian Feminism: A Companion, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1998, 607 pp.

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President

  • Buckland-Fuller, Dorothy (1922 - )

    Dorothy Buckland-Fuller has been a member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom since 1982, She was president in 2002-4.

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Archival resources

Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland

  • Records, [1960]-, 1960 - , UQFL251; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Queensland Branch Collection; Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland. Details

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

Murdoch University

National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection

  • Papers of Margaret Holmes, circa 1920-circa 1989 [manuscript], c. 1920 - c. 1989, MS 9034; Holmes, Margaret; National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Meredith Stokes, circa 1970-1997 [manuscript], c. 1970 - 1997, MS 9486; Stokes, Meredith; National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Vivienne Abraham 1938-1989 [manuscript], 1938 - 1989, MS 9152; Abraham, Vivienne (1920 - 2003); National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Records of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Australian Section, 1943-2014 [manuscript], 1943 - 2014, MS 7755; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Australia Section) (1919 - ); National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection. Details

State Library of South Australia

  • International Women's Day Committee Research Project : Summary Record [sound recording] Interviewers: Celia Frank and Kirstin Marks, May 1993 - February 1994, OH 210; J. D. Somerville Oral History Collection; State Library of South Australia. Details

State Library of Victoria

  • Papers of Anna Vroland, 1947-1973. [manuscript]., 1947 - 1973, Accession no: MS 10301; Vroland, Anna (1902 - 1978); State Library of Victoria. Details
  • Records of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1915-1973. [manuscript]., 1915 - 1973, Accession no: MS 9377; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Australia Section) (1919 - ); State Library of Victoria. Details

State Library of Western Australia, J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History

  • [Collection of information relating to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, WA Branch], c. 1970, PR11959; State Library of Western Australia, J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History. Details
  • Records 1941-1984 [manuscript], 1941 - 1984, MN 1742; ACC 5272A; Peace Education Project (W.A.); State Library of Western Australia, J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History. Details
  • Records, 1942-1996 [manuscript], 1942 - 1996, MN 1408; ACC 4435A; ACC 4857A; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Western Australian Branch.; State Library of Western Australia, J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Pethybridge, Eva, 1943 - 1963, 1987.0172; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details
  • Records of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1939 - 1950, 1987.0184; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Jane Carey and Clare Land

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