Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Social support organisation
- Melbourne Town Hall Melbourne Vic 3000 GPO Box 2412V Melbourne Vic 3001
The Queen's Fund was established as 'the chief permanent Jubilee Memorial of Victoria in commemoration of the completion of the Fiftieth year of the Queen's reign, raised by women, managed chiefly by women, for the good of women, and in honour of the long reign of a good woman, during which the general position of women has been in a hundred ways improved'. Elizabeth Loch, its founder and inaugural president stated that the Fund existed 'solely for the relief of women in distress'. The Fund still operates and celebrated its centenary in 1987. Meetings are held monthly at the Melbourne Town Hall. The 1987 Annual Report noted an increase in applications to the fund. This was attributed to larger numbers of separated and divorced women who received no maintenance to care their children.
PLEASE NOTE: THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S REGISTER IS NOT AN AGENT FOR THE QUEEN'S FUND. YOU MAY CONTACT THEM BY MAIL AT:
GPO Box 2412
Melbourne VIC 3001
Sources used to compile this entry: The Queen's Fund One Hundredth Annual Report 1987, The Queen's Fund, Melbourne, 1987.