• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4397

Cox, Eva Maria

(1938 – )
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 21 February, 1938, Vienna Austria
  • Occupation social activist, Sociologist, University teacher, Women's rights activist, Writer


A founding member of the Women’s Electoral Lobby, which was established in 1972, Eva Cox has been an advocate for women and is well-known as a social critic. In 1995 she was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia ‘for services to women’s welfare’. In 1997 the Council of Australian Humanist Societies named her Humanist of the year.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Eva Cox interviewed by Ann Mari Jordens [sound recording]
  • Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection
    • Pat Richardson scrapbooks relating to the Women's Electoral Lobby and women's events, 1977-2002
    • Eva Cox papers, ca. 1974-ca. 1994

Related entries

  • Membership
    • Women's Electoral Lobby Australia (1972 - )
  • Related Organisations
    • Sydney Girls High School (1883 - )