- 27 November 1923
Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia
- 17 August 2012
Wollstonecraft, New South Wales
- Activist and Teacher
- Alternative Names
- Ward, Joan Margaret (birth)
Joan Bielski was a long time activist for equality for women in employment, education and public life. A founding member of the Council for Civil Liberties, she was also a foundation member of Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL) in 1972 and continued her active involvement throughout her life.
In 1988 she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to women and girls education. In 2004 she was awarded the Order of Australia for her services to women in politics and public life.
Joan Bielski was a long time supporter of the National Foundation for Australian Women.