• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3751

Shelley, Cecilia Moore

(1893 – 1986)
  • Born 3 January, 1893, Adelaide South Australia
  • Died 6 May, 1986, Perth Western Australia
  • Occupation Union activist


After working in the hotel and catering industry, Cecilia Shelley took on an active role in the Hotel, Club, Caterers, Tearooms and Restaurant Employees Union (HCCT&REU). She became secretary in 1920 and under her influence the HCCT&REU became one of the largest predominantly female unions in the country. Shelley was also an active member of the Australian Labor Party.

Published resources

  • Edited Book
    • 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Radi, Heather, 1988
  • Book
    • Nothing to Spare: Recollections of Australian Pioneering Women, Carter, Jan, 1981
  • Resource