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Australian Women's Guild of Empire (1928 - 1940)

From
1928
To
1940
Occupations
Political organisation and Lobby group

Summary

The Australian Women's Guild of Empire was founded in 1928 by Adela Pankhurst Walsh. It was modelled on and affiliated with the London based Women's Guild of Empire.
The Guild initially raised money for working class women and children hit by the Depression. It also advocated the need for industrial cooperation, and Pankhurst frequently spoke out against strikes. It was a conservative, patriotic organisation which developed strong anti-communist sentiments.

Details

Throughout its its existence, the Guild adopted the following objectives:
1. To combat Communism and all forms of class government.
2. To establish industrial co-operation and peave.
3. to uphold the Christian ideasl of life and safeguard the family.
4. To awaken the peoples to a sense of responsibility for the well-being of the community.
5. To deepen th realization of the value of British citizenship.
6. To assist in the development of Australia as a part of the British Empire.

Sources used to compile this entry: Castle, Josie, 'The Australian Women's Guild of Empire', in Elizabeth Windschuttle (ed.), Women, class and history: feminist perspectives on Australia, 1788-1978, Fontana/Collins, Sdney, 1980, pp. 287-312.

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