• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE0506

Temporary Teachers’ Club

(From 1955 – 1960)
  • Occupation Social action organisation


The Temporary Teachers’ Club was formed in October 1955 in response to pressure from the increasing numbers of qualified married women teachers who felt that marriage should not be a bar to permanent employment in the Victorian state teaching service. As a section of the Victorian Teachers’ Union, it maintained pressure on that organisation to negotiate with the Victorian Government to legislate for the removal of the marriage bar. It could claim qualified success when appropriate legislation was passed in October 1956.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of Victoria
    • Records, 1954-1960. [manuscript].

Related entries

  • Member
    • Dow, Gwyneth Maude (1920 - 1996)
  • Peak Body
    • Victorian Teachers' Union (1926 - 1990)