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Mulder, Beryl (1941 - )

Born
23 October 1941
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Occupation
Migrant Support Worker and Migrant Women's Rights Advocate

Summary

Born in the Netherlands in 1941, Beryl Mulder lived in Surinam and Zambia before migrating to Australia in 1982. She has worked in Multicultural Affairs for more than 20 years, in government agencies (including for the Office of Multicultural Affairs) and in non-government organisations (such as the Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory.) In 2006 she served as Senior Deputy Chair of the Federation of Ethnic Community Councils.

Beryl Mulder completed a Bachelor degree in the Social Sciences as a mature age student and has a special interest in access and equity, advocacy, anti- racism, reconciliation and immigrant women's issues. She is a founding member of the Association of Non-English Speaking Background Women of Australia (ANESBWA) and is a volunteer community worker with immigrants and refugees from non-English speaking backgrounds in the Northern Territory.

Sources used to compile this entry: Telephone conversation with Nikki Henningham on June 5th, 2006.

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Related Organisations

  • Association of Non-English Speaking Background Women of Australia (1987 - 1997)

    Beryl Mulder was a founding member of the Association of Non-English Speaking Background Women of Australia

    Date: 1987 -

  • Office of Multicultural Affairs (1987 - 1995)

    Beryl Mulder was the Regional Coordinator of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) for the Northern Territory from 1988 until 1995, when the OMA's activities were absorbed by the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (DIEA). She continued to work for the DIEA as a community and multicultural affairs liaison officer until 2000 but found the work environment and culture less to her liking than when she worked for the OMA.

Related Women

  • Buckland-Fuller, Dorothy (1922 - )

    Beryl Mulder and Dorothy Buckland-Fuller are contemporaries and have a high regard for the work each has done on behalf women of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. They have both served on the executive of the Federation of Ethnic Communties Councils of Australia.

  • Messimeri, Voula (c. 1956 - )

    Beryl Mulder served as Senior Deputy Chair on the executive of the Federation of Ethnic Community Councils of Australia while Voula Messimeri was Chair.

    Date: 2006 -

  • Mottee, Matina (1931 - )

    Matina Mottee and Beryl Mulder were both inaugural officers bearers of the Association of Non-English Speaking Background Women

Archival resources

Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project)

  • Personal Conversation With Beryl Mulder; Being Seen and And Heard: Migrant Women Organising In Australia, A Documentary History; Private Hands (contact Australian Women's Archive Project). Details

Nikki Henningham

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