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Woodcock, Lucy (1889 - 1968)

Born
23 February 1889
New South Wales
Died
29 February 1968
New South Wales
Occupation
Feminist, Teacher, Trade unionist and Welfare worker

Summary

Lucy Woodcock was a founding member of the New South Wales Teachers' Federation in 1919, and became president of the Australian Teachers' Federation in 1932. A trade unionist and a feminist, she also gained a favourable reputation as a humanitarian worker during the depression years. Woodcock helped to found the Australia-China Society and hosted a meeting in April 1956 that led to the establishment of the Aboriginal-Australian Fellowship.

Sources used to compile this entry: Mitchell, Bruce, 'Woodcock, Lucy Godiva (1889-1968)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120625b.htm.

Barbara Lemon

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