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Australian Local Government Women's Association - Victorian Branch (1963 - )

From
1963
Occupations
Political organisation and Lobby group

Summary

The Victorian Branch of the Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) was formed in 1963, after the earlier body, formed a decade earlier, had lapsed. It was particularly inspired by the belief that more women should be involved in local government partly because this arm of government was especially relevant to housewives and mothers. Phillipa Hallenstein became foundation president.

The Association was always non-party affiliated. Its objectives were to assist women's knowledge and understanding of local government; to protect interests and rights of women in local government; to take action on women's behalf; to encourage women to make a career in local government and to act in an advisory capacity to suitable women candidates for local government election.

Sources used to compile this entry: Historical Note from the University of Melbourne Archives: From Vision to Reality.

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Archival resources

State Library of Victoria

  • Nancye Kent Perry Papers, c. 1886 - 2011, MS 13758; MS 13933; MS 14106; State Library of Victoria. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Women Justices' Association of Victoria papers [manuscript], 1939 - 1974, MS 10773; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Australian Local Government Women's Association, 1963 - 1980, 85/42; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details
  • Australian Local Government Women's Association, 1976 - 1984, 85/52; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details
  • Baker, Jean, 1966 - 1974, 85/41; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details
  • Baker, Jean, 1970 - 1975, 85/44; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Jane Carey Anne Heywood

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