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Wardell, Teresa

Occupation
Social worker

Summary

Teresa Wardell was a foundation social worker at the Melbourne Catholic Family Welfare Bureau.

Details

Teresa Wardell was dedicated to the professionalisation of Australian Catholic welfare. She spent time in America working in diocesan bureaux and was later employed with the UNRRA in China, as well as the Catholic Social Service Bureau, the Catholic Welfare Bureau and the Victorian Child Welfare Department back home in Australia.

Sources used to compile this entry: Gleeson, Damian John, 'The Professionalisation of Australian Catholic Social Welfare, 1920-1985', PhD thesis, University of New South Wales, 2006. Also available at http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/fapi/datastream/unsworks:1178/SOURCE1?view=true; Musgrove, Nell, 'Teresa Wardell: Gender, Catholicism and Social Welfare in Melbourne', in Founders, Firsts and Feminists: Women Leaders in Twentieth- Century Australia, 2011, http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/fff/pdfs/wardell.pdf.

Barbara Lemon

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