- Lawyer, Nurse, Nurse educator and Trade unionist
Irene Bolger was Branch Secretary of the Australian Nursing Federation (Victorian Branch) from 1986 - the year of the Victorian Nurses' Strike - to 1989.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Bolger, Irene', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1598752; Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds), 'Bolger, Irene', The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2 May 2014, http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/biogs/WLE0262b.htm; Tierney, James and Cregan, Christina, A 'Blueprint' for Union Organising: Multiplying the membership in the Australian Nursing Federation (Victorian Branch) 1989-2012, Australian Women's Archives Project, June 2013, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/anfv.
Prepared by Helen Morgan
Created: 20 June 2013, Last modified: 11 May 2016