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Women's Liberation Movement

Summary

The Women's Liberation Movement submission on equal pay was delivered in 1969 to the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Commission in Melbourne, by Sylvia Shaw.

Details

Sylvia Shaw was co-founder (with Mary Owen) of the Melbourne Working Women's Centre and a member of the Melbourne Women's Liberation Movement. The Movement had branches in Glebe, Sydney, where members included Sue Bellamy and Diane Graham; and Canberra, ACT, where they included Suzanne Dixon, Carol Ambrose and Elizabeth Ward.

Autobiographical reflections by each of these women can be found in Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt's Different Lives: Reflections on the Women's Movement and Visions of its Future (Penguin Books, 1987).

Please note: this entry is incomplete.

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Archival resources

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
  • Records of Betty Fisher, 1919 - 2003, PRG 1366; Fisher, Elizabeth M. (1925 - ); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Robin Secomb

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