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Abortion Law Reform Association

Occupations
Social support organisation

Summary

The Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA) was formed in response to the deaths from the widespread practice of back-yard and self-induced abortion caused by unwanted pregnancies. The Association was campaigning to put an end to the legislation in Australia which enforced abortion as illegal. In Canberra the ALRA was established by Beryl Henderson. Julia Freebury was the Sydney convenor in 1972.

Sources used to compile this entry: Abortion Law Reform Association - Victoria, 1966 - 1974, 75/59; The University of Melbourne Archives.

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Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Contemporary Medical Archives Centre - collections held by the Contemporary medical Archives Centre relating to Australia and New Zealand [M2573-2574] 1902-1984., 1937 - 1974, M2573-2574; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Julia Freebury - papers, mainly concerning the campaign for abortion on request , including the records of the Abortion Law Repeal Association, together with related material, 1964-1984., 1964 - 1984, MLMSS 7012; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • State Library of New South Wales - Julia Freebury interviewed by Rosemary Block about her participation in the Abortion Law Reform Association (N.S.W.), 1991, 1991, Z MLOH 73; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Abortion Law Reform Association - Victoria, 1966 - 1974, 75/59; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Elle Morrell

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