Australian Women's Register

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National Foundation for Australian Women (1989 - )

From
1989
Australia
Occupations
Social action organisation
Website
http://www.nfaw.org
Reference No
ABN 32 008 659 630
Legal Status
A company limited by guarantee and is registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Location
PO Box 5009, Nowra DC NSW 2541 Tel: 02 4422 2208 Fax: 02 4422 3878 nfaw@nfaw.org

Summary

The National Foundation for Australian Women was established in 1989 by the bequest of Canberra feminist, Pamela Denoon. NFAW objectives are: to advance and protect all interests of Australian women in all spheres; to ensure that the aims and ideals of the women's movement and its collective wisdom are handed on to new generations of Australian women. The foundation seeks to strengthen and support women's groups by: sponsoring research and advocacy; working to increase support for feminist goals in the community, and improving communication among women's groups. NFAW founded the Australian Women's Archive Project in 1999.

Details

The National Foundation for Australian Women promotes the rights and interests of Australian women. It is non-party political and independent of government funding. The NFAW relies on the voluntary work of its members, including its Board. NFAW has individual and organisation membership. Individual members are entitled to attend all Board meetings, put forward issues for consideration and vote or stand for the Board. Organisations are welcome to join and will receive all entitlements except voting rights. NFAW produce Broadside newsletter quarterly. Marie Coleman was the founding Secretary. NFAW held the first National Women's Conference in Canberra 1990.

Founding sponsors

Diane Bell, Eva Cox, Virginia Dowd, Elizabeth Evatt, Barbara Flick, Rhonda Galbally, Margaret Guilfoyle, Jill Hickson, Elizabeth Jolly, Eva Learner, Tobsha Learner, the Hon. Dame Roma Mitchell, Ann Morrow, Anne O'Byrne, Elizabeth Reid, Edna Ryan, Kaye Schofield, Kerry Schott, Judy Small, Ann Symonds, Pat Turner, Margaret Whitlam, Judith Wright.

Related entries

Board of Directors

Director

  • Coleman, Marie Yvonne

    Marie Coleman was re-appointed as Director and Secretary of NFAW. Assisted in the formalisation of the NFAW Preferred Donor arrangements, edited newsletter, and assisted with development of Australian Women's Archives Project.

    Date: 1997 -

Director/s

Foundation member

Membership

President

Vice President

Related Events

Related Women

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Papers of Edna Ryan, 1948 - 1993, MS 9140; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Records of the National Foundation for Australian Women, 1989 - 2001, MS Acc03/155; National Foundation for Australian Women (1989 - ); National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Interview with Julia Ryan, feminist. Interviewer, Sara Dowse, c. 1970 - 1990, ORAL TRC 2651; Ryan, Julia (1937 - ); National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

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Site-wide information and acknowledgements

National Foundation for Australian Women The University of Melbourne, eScholarship Research Centre

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The Australian Women's Register is published quarterly by the Australian Women's Archives Project
ISSN 2207-3124