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Interview with Alison Gent [sound recording] Interviewer: Helen Chryssides

Item Title
Interview with Alison Gent [sound recording] Interviewer: Helen Chryssides
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 250/6
Creator
Gent, Alison (1920 - 2009)
Description

Alison Gent, nee Hogben, was born at Rose Park, Adelaide and brought up by her widowed working mother. Alison attended Walford School and went on to gain an MA at Adelaide University. She married an Anglican priest in 1947 and they had five children. She explains her deep interest in the church and her awareness of inequities for women. Alison returned to part-time tutoring and saw publicity about the proposed Women's Liberation Movement in 1970. She describes early activities, including marches and demonstrations. In 1980, the year that Alison and her husband separated, she began a discussion group about the ordination of women, her interest stemming in part from her personal frustration. She also explains her involvement in the Movement for the Ordination of Women, which began in Adelaide in 1984, and her continuing commitment to both Christianity and feminism.

Recorded on 2 February 1994, 1 hour 52 minutes.

Formats
Sound cassette
Quantity
2 tapes
Access
Not for loan - Reading room access only
Finding Aid

Full transcript available (34 pages)

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  • Oral History of Women's Political Activity : SUMMARY RECORD [sound recording] Interviewers: Barbara Baird, Helen Chryssides, June Donovan and Adair Dunsford, OH 250; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

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