Collection UQFL457 - Women's Community Aid Association Records

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Women's Community Aid Association Records


  • 1969-1995 (Creation)

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37 boxes.

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Women's Community Aid Association (1973-).
Objectives - To establish a women's centre in Brisbane to provide education programmes and resources aimed at changing the sexist nature of society and to provide support and help for women with immediate problems including educational, legal, health, information and counselling services.
Publicists - J. Abbs, Gill Calvert, Jane Calvert, Jennie Harvie, Ruth Matchett, Barbara Wertheim.
Notes: The Association was responsible for the establishment of Women's House in 1973. The Women's Community Aid Association was a Brisbane-based feminist organisation founded in 1974 to advocate and agitate for women's rights, and provide health, counselling and other services to women in Brisbane.

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Women's House (Brisbane, Qld) (1973-).
Objectives - To provide a viable alternative for women by offering information and support in areas including housing, the law, health, supporting mothers, battered wives, employment, rape.
Publicists - Jackie Ashton, Marie Crisp, Rae Kempis, Carole Lowe, Judy McVey, Diane Mangan, Carolyn Mason, Joan Ross, Lou Rozensteins, Pam Woodward.
Notes: Formed by The Women's Community Aid Association (itself formed in 1973). Incorporated or associated with Women's Health Centre, Women's Shelta, Rape Crisis Centre, Women's Library, Women's Media Group Such connections have varied Women's House was originally located at Red Hill. It moved to Roma Street In 1976 the withdrawal of Commonwealth funding (received through the State Government) led to the relocation of Women's House from Roma Street to Spring Hill. It is now in West End.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Records, 1969-1995
Collection alternatively titled as: Women's Communitiy Aid Association Collection.

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Scope and content

Records of the Women's Community Aid Association and Brisbane Women's House, and publications and ephemera relating to the women's movement and other political causes in Queensland in the 1970s and 80s.

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Access requires application to the Manager, Fryer Library.

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  • English

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45230513 ; 63030460

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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