• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0098

Bacon, Eva

(1909 – 1994)
  • Born 1 January, 1909
  • Died 23 July, 1994
  • Occupation Peace activist


Eva Bacon settled in Australia after Hitler’s invasion of Austria in 1938. Jim McIlroy, in his tribute to Eva in the Green Left Weekly, writes that “she continued her life-long struggle for peace, socialism and the emancipation of women in her new homeland through her activism in the Communist Party of Australia and a variety of other progressive organisations.”

Eva was a member of the Communist Party of Australia, the Union of Australian Women and the Women’s Electoral Lobby. She was also a founding member of the International Women’s Day Committee. She was married to her husband Ted for almost 50 years and they had one daughter, Barbara.

(Source: http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/1994/155/155p5d.htm accessed 18/11/2002)

Published resources

Archival resources

  • Fryer Library, The University of Queensland
    • Ted and Eva Bacon Papers

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