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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, 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

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

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

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

  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, NSW Branch, Records, MS MSS 5395; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Murdoch University

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Margaret Holmes Papers, 1923 - 1981, MS 9034; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Meredith Stokes, 1971 - 1988, MS 9486; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Vivienne Abraham, 1938 - 1989, MS 9152; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Records of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1943 - 1995, NLA MS 7755; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Vivienne Abraham Papers, 1938 - 1989, MS 9152; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • International Women's Day Committee Research Project : Summary Record [sound recording] Interviewers: Celia Frank and Kirstin Marks, 1993 - 1994, OH 210; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Records of Anna Vroland, 1947 - 1966, MS held; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details
  • Records of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom ( Australian Section), 1915 - 1973, MS held; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Australia Section) (1919 - ); State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Australian Section, Records, 1915 - 1973, MS 9377; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Eva Pethybridge Papers, 1943 - 1963, 87/172; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details
  • Records of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1939 - 1950, 87/184; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Jane Carey and Clare Land

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