• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH003147

Elizabeth Ward interviewed by Sara Dowse [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 3764
  • Date Range 24-Sep-84 - 24-Sep-84
  • Description

    5 sound discs (CD) (ca. 278 min.) Elizabeth ‘Biff’ Ward, writer, poet and human resource consultant, talks about her family background; childhood memories of Sydney and Canberra; undergraduate degree at University of New England and moving to England for a few years. She then discusses her involvement in the anti-war movement; teaching experiences; establishment of Canberra Women’s Liberation; views on WEL (Women’s Electoral Lobby) and involvement in School Without Walls. Ward also discusses her work at the Canberra Women’s Refuge; women’s camp at Pine Gap; formation of organisation “Women for survival” and working as Equal Opportunity Officer at South Australian Institute of Technology. She then describes the establishment of her business Spectra Consultants in 1988 and her involvement in the book of poetry, “Three’s company”. Ward then talks about her continuing interest in Vietnam and involvement with veterans’ organisations; her plans for the future and her views on the women’s movement and its future.

  • Access Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee.
  • Finding Aid Timed summary and uncorrected transcript (typescript, 106 leaves) available.

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  • See also
    • Canberra Women's Liberation Group (1970 - 1976)
    • Women's Electoral Lobby Australia (1972 - )
    • Beryl Women's Refuge (1975 - )
    • Women for Survival
  • Primary Creator
    • Dowse, Sara (1938 - )