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BPW Newcastle Club (1931 - )

From
1931
Occupations
Lobby group, Professional Association and Women's Rights Organisation
Alternative Names
  • Business and Professional Women's Club of Newcastle
  • Business Girls and Professional Women's Club of Newcastle
Website
http://www.bpw.com.au

Summary

The Business Girls and Professional Women's Club of Newcastle (later the Business and Professional Women's Club of Newcastle, and then BPW Newcastle Club) was formed in 1931 with the stated aims of assisting the Young Women's Christian Association and the community, and of stimulating thinking and increasing knowledge of current affairs. Its foundation president was Marjorie Mulvey, Initially its focussed on social activities and on social service - operating a Free Children's Library and providing scholarships for under-privileged girls. Subsequently it devoted itself more specifically to issues relating to the status of women, particularly in employment. Like other such clubs, it was explicitly founded to provide a space for women's networking, and to work for their professional interests.

Sources used to compile this entry: Eagle, Vera J. (ed.), A history of the clubs of the Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, The Federation, 1976, 107 pp; Thoms, Patience R, comp, The first 25 years, B.P.W. Australia: The History of the Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Melbourne, 1972, 123 pp.

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Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Eleanor M. Hinder - papers, 1837-1963, together with the papers of A. Viola Smith, ca. 1850-1975, 1837 - 1975, MLMSS 770; Hinder, Eleanor Mary (1893 - 1963); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Newcastle Region Library

  • Business and Professional Women's Club of Newcastle Records, 1932 - 1981; Newcastle Region Library. Details

Jane Carey

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