• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE6597

Sydney University Women’s Union

(From 1914 – )


The Sydney University Women’s Union was founded in 1914 to ‘manage the affairs of University women’. Their constitution was adopted by the Senate in 1915, but the Union did not start its work until March 1917.

This was the second group with the name ‘Sydney University Women’s Union’ at the University. The first Women’s Union was founded in c.1891 as the Sydney University Women’s Association. The Association was renamed in c.1910 to the Sydney University Women’s Union and again in 1915, to the Sydney University Women’s Council. This decision was made ‘in order to leave the latter name free for adoption by the new women’s organisation to be formed within the University.’

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  • Vice President
    • Fidler, Isabel Margaret (1869 - 1952)
  • Director
    • Cohen, Frances (Fanny) (1887 - 1975)
  • Related Women
    • Marks, Gladys Hope (1883 - 1970)
  • Executive Member
    • D'Arcy, Constance Elizabeth (1879 - 1950)