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Margaret Davey interviewed by Amy McGrath [sound recording]

Title
Margaret Davey interviewed by Amy McGrath [sound recording]
Repository
National Library of Australia Oral History Collection
Reference
ORAL TRC 783
Date Range
02/05/1980
Creator
Davey, Margaret Lurline (1915 - 2010)
Description

Sound recording. Interviewer Amy McGrath, 1980.

Margaret Davey was the President of the National Council of Women of Australia of Australia from 1976-1979 and is also a well known community worker.

Side 1. Davey talks about her family background, in particular their history as pioneers of South Australian, how she first became involved with committees and community work and in particular her involvement with the YWCA, her organisation of some of the societies fund raising activities, such as the Christmas Tree Festivals, her organisation of the Nativity Festival, how these fund raising activities eventually led to her becoming president of the YWCA in Adelaide and some of the other projects that were carried out by the Association, her job as a demonstrator at Adelaide University, how she first became involved with the National Council of Women through the YWCA and their work in the establishment of the YWCA in New Guinea and her own investigations of the possibility of starting YWCA hostels in America and Canada, her opinion of the life of today as compared with when she was young. She goes on to describe some of the legislation carried out by the National Council of Women, particularly in areas concerning the family, some of the history of the National Council of Women and the distribution of its membership throughout Australia.

Side 2. Miss Davey continues to talk about the work of the International Council of Women and in particular the help that is given to the women of Iran, some of her political activities, the clubs of which she is an active member, her duties as the National Convenor of the International Relations and Peace Committee of the National Council of Women of Australia, the difficulties she had as President in finding funds for the National Council of Women of Australia, also her work in the establishment of its Headquarters in Canberra, her involvement with migrant groups through the work that she has done with the Good Neighbour Council.

Formats
Audio and Typed Transcript and Audio
Quantity
90 minutes
Access
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