• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0103

Lowenstein, Wendy Katherin

(1927 – 2006)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 25 June, 1927, Kew Victoria Australia
  • Died 16 October, 2006, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Author, Trade unionist


Wendy Lowenstein wrote a number of the most celebrated oral histories in Australia, focusing on the lives and struggles of working class people. She is also one of Australia’s best known historians of folklore. A member of many activist organisations since the age of fifteen, Wendy contributed to both social justice and aspects of Australian history which had, until she tackled them, been largely ignored.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Wendy Lowenstein, 1918-2003 (bulk 1953-2000) [manuscript]
  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Wendy Lowenstein, writer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]

Related entries

  • Membership
    • Eureka Youth League (1941 - )