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Miller, Mary (1920 - 2003)

Born
1920
Yorketown, South Australia, Australia
Died
2003
Occupation
Child welfare advocate, Labour movement activist, Teacher and Welfare activist

Summary

Mary Miller was born in Yorketown, South Australia and spent her childhood on Yorke Peninsula. Her work in munitions factories during World War II led to her involvement as an organiser in the iron workers' union and a life-long commitment to the labour movement. In the mid-1950s she qualified as a primary school teacher and became active in child welfare and Aboriginal education.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/dMiller%2C+Mary%2C+1920-2003/dmiller+mary+1920+2003/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=dmiller+mary+1920+2003&2,,2 accessed 2004-04-22.

Archival resources

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Address by Mary Miller [sound recording], 18 August 1991, OH 148/3; Miller, Mary (1920 - 2003); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Interview with Mary Miller [sound recording] Interviewer: Margaret Allen, OH 78/1; Miller, Mary (1920 - 2003); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Interviews concerning Women's Work and the Second World War : SUMMARY RECORD [sound recording] Interviewer: Margaret Allen, OH 78; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

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