• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0691

Goodes, Jessie

(1910 – 1999)
  • Born 1 January, 1910, Salisbury South Australia Australia
  • Died 22 April, 1999
  • Occupation Community worker


Jessie Goodes, née Tate, was born in Salisbury, South Australia. She attended St Peters Girls’ College and married in 1939. Experience working in her husband’s St Morris delicatessen meant that she was able to gain employment in a Salisbury grocery shop when she was widowed with three children. Jessie attended a local meeting arranged by the Apex Club in 1958 to form a South Australian branch of the Civilian Widows Association, and was elected President – first of the local sub-branch, and in 1959 of the state branch. Two weeks later she was in Sydney for the formation of the national body.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Interview with Jessie Goodes [sound recording] Interviewer: June Donovan

Related entries

  • Membership
    • Association of Civilian Widows of Australia (1954 - )