• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0802

Hoffmann, Karin

(1941 – )
  • Born 28 February, 1941, Wartburg Germany
  • Occupation Archivist, Computer Scientist


Born in Wartburg Germany in 1941 Karin Hoffmann developed her “pragmatic, rather than ideological,” views on feminism and the women’s movement through friendships and associates while living in Paris. In 1974 she moved to Western Australia and in 1975 joined the Women’s Centre Action Group and Women’s Electoral Lobby intending to “do what was useful” to enhance the status of women in society. In 1977 she created a feminist and, although nobody used that word at the time, lesbian library. Hoffmann participated in a range of activities associated with the women’s movement including the “Out of the Guilded Cage” radio broadcasts and two feminist tours of significant Western Australian sites.

Published resources

  • Book
    • Lespar feminist library catalogue : titles, authors, subjects., Lespar Library of Women's Liberation, 1986
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • Murdoch University
    • Gay and Lesbian Archives of Western Australia
    • Lespar Library of Women's Liberation

Related entries

  • Related Organisations
    • Lespar Library of Women's Liberation (1979 - )
    • Gay and Lesbian Archives of Western Australia
    • Women's Electoral Lobby Western Australia (1972 - 2008)
  • Membership
    • Women's Centre Action Group
  • Related Cultural Artefacts
    • Feminist Tour of Perth