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Vale Jill Roe (1940 – 2017)

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Date: 18 January 2017

The community of Australian historians is in mourning after the passing of Jill Roe on 12 January 2017.

Jillian Isobel Roe, best known for her biography of Miles Franklin published in 2008, was a distinguished historian, admired locally and abroad. Described as ‘both a feminist and a historian’, her contributions to Australian feminism and history cannot be over-estimated.

A social justice warrior for all her life, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. You can read more about her in the Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth Century Australia.

 

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