Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- c. 1990
- Alternative Names
- Austalian Migrant Women's Association
The Australian-Migrant Women's Association was established by Dorothy Buckland-Fuller in 1974 to bring together immigrant and Australian-born women to discuss matters of common interest. Buckland-Fuller, who had some influence within the Greek community in New South Wales, was concerned that Greek women were often too inward looking. She wanted to expose them to new ideas and open lines of communication between them and other women of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Buckland-Fuller was assisted by International Women's Year funding in 1975 to promote the initiative. She received a small grant to assist in running a program of monthly meetings as the premises of the Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales in Sydney. These meetings brought together about one hundred women at a time from different ethnic communities, as well as Buckland-Fuller's friends from the Women's Electoral Lobby and academic circles.
Sources used to compile this entry: Conversation with Dorothy Buckland-Fuller 2006-06-15.