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Progressive Housewives Association, New South Wales (1947 - )

From
1947
Occupations
Lobby group and Women's Rights Organisation

Summary

The Progressive Housewives Association, New South Wales, was formed in 1947 by Portia Geach and other women who had been expelled from the Housewives Progressive Association of New South Wales in 1941. Their expulsion resulted from clashes with the then chairwoman of directors, Eleanor Glencross, and accusations that the association had been working with Meadow-Lea Margarine Company. Geach became foundation president, remaining in this position until 1957. Its main purpose is to act as a lobbying force representing the interests of the homemaker, and women and children more broadly, to government.

Sources used to compile this entry: Wright, Andree, 'Geach, Portia Swanston (1873 - 1959)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080650b.htm.

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Archival resources

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

  • Progressive Housewives Association Records, 1939 - 1970, ML MSS 4155; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Jane Carey

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