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Women's Environmental Action Group (1988 - 1991)

From
September 1988
Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
To
1991
Port Adelaide , South Australia, Australia
Occupations
social action organisation
Alternative Names
  • WE NAG

Summary

In 1988 a small group of Adelaide women formed the Women's Environmental Action Group, to educate people on environmental issues effecting their lives and how they could help change things

Details

The Women's Environmental Action Group members undertook a schools program in their area teaching children about recycling and paper making. They made a submission on waste management in Australia. They staged protest actions at supermarkets against excessive packaging, and in shopping centres placing stickers on toy guns as a protest against war and the first Gulf War. They protested the Roxby Downs uranium shipments, noting down container numbers to send to protesters in other countries. The undertook Nurrunga and yellow cake actions to increase awareness about uranium. The Port Adelaide local government area became a nuclear free zone and the women put up signs to celebrate this. The banner in the photographs at the International Women's Day was confiscated by the police and longer exists. They wrote articles for 'Liberation', the Adelaide Women's Liberation Newsleter. Members included Silver Moon, Doris Horvath, Kate Lawrence, Seja Sims, and Sally Sims.

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia

  • Adelaide Women's Liberation Movement Archive, 1984 - 1 March 2009; Adelaide Women's Liberation Movement Archive (1984 - 2009); State Library of South Australia. Details
  • Feminist Anti-Nuclear Group (FANG) records, c. November 1982 - 25 September 1984; State Library of South Australia. Details
  • Women Against Nuclear Energy , 21 April 1980 - ; State Library of South Australia. Details
  • Women's Environmental Action Group Booklet, September 1988 - c. 1991; Women's Environmental Action Group (1988 - 1991), Women's Environmental Action Group; State Library of South Australia. Details

Kathleen Bambridge

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