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A political activist who ran for the Communist Party of Australia in Newcastle in 1932. Catherine Barratt was also a candidate for the Newcastle Municipal Council in that same year.
Catherine Barratt was reported to have got a good vote in the Municipal elections in Newcastle in 1932. She was, for many years, a prominent and militant member of the ALP, and became a member of the State Executive of the party. She resigned “because of the anti-working class actions of the Lang Administration” and then joined the Communist Party. Catherine was well known in the Newcastle district as a fighter for unemployed women and for children.
- Trove: Barratt, Catherine Hilda, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-697067
- Putting Skirts on the Sacred Benches: Women Candidates for the New South Wales Parliament, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2006, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/pssb/home.html