• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE1326

Anderson, Irene Joyce

(1917 – 1985)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 1 January, 1917
  • Died 6 June, 1985, North Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Housewife, Office worker, Political candidate, Political party organiser


An active and life long member of the ALP, Irene Anderson was interested in social justice, particularly for women. She was an ALP candidate for Kirribilli in 1973.


Irene Aspinall married Joe Anderson, long-time General Secretary, Painters & D, Meg.

Irene joined the Australian Labor Party in Marrickville and subsequently held branch office positions in the Dulwich Hill, North Sydney and Ben Boyd-Cammeray branches. She was a delegate to the Labor Women’s Organising Committee for more than 20 years, and was Treasurer of it in 1964. She was also a delegate to State and Federal Electorate Councils over many years.

She was one of the Australian Delegation to the International Alliance of Women Conference in India in 1973.


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