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Australian Local Government Women's Association - New South Wales Branch (1952 - )

From
1952
Occupations
Women's Rights Organisation, Lobby group and Political organisation

Summary

The Australian Local Government Women's Association - New South Wales Branch was formed in Sydney in 1952 with Ald. Marjorie Proposting of Lane Cove Council as first president. Its formation was precipated by the formation of a national Australian Local Government Women's Association in Canberra the previous year. A non-party organisation, it was inspired particularly inspired by the belief that more women should be involved in local government partly because this arm of government was especially relevant to housewives and mothers.

Its aims are:
-to assist in furthering women's knowledge and understanding of the function of local government; to watch over and protect the interests and rights of women in local government; to take action in relation to any subject or activity of particular interest to women affecting local governing bodies or local government legislation; to encourage women to make a career in local government and to act in an advisory capacity to suitable women candidates for local government election.

Related entries

Vice President

Archival resources

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

  • A. Viola Smith - further papers, 1957-1975, 1957 - 1975, MLMSS 7032; Smith, Addie Viola (1893 - 1975); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Australian Local Government Women's Association NSW Branch Inc., Reference Code - 404992; Australian Local Government Women's Association - New South Wales Branch (1952 - ); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Australian Local Government Women's Association, NSW Branch records, ca. 1958-1997, c. 1958 - c. 1997, MLMSS 8932; Australian Local Government Women's Association - New South Wales Branch (1952 - ); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • 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
  • Lorelei Booker - papers, ca. 1890-1991, c. 1890 - c. 1991, MLMSS 7206/Boxes 1-9, 11; Booker, Lorelei Emmeline (1906 - 1994); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Pat Richardson scrapbooks relating to the Women's Electoral Lobby and women's events, 1977-2002, 1977 - 2002, PXA 634; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Australian Local Government Women's Association Records, 1951 - 1966, NLA MS 1794; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Jane Carey

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