• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001992

Union of Australian Women : SUMMARY RECORD

  • Repository State Library of South Australia
  • Reference SRG 781
  • Date Range 1950 - 2005
  • Description

    Records of the Union of Australian Women (UAW) compiled mainly by secretary Beryl Miller, comprising minutes of executive, management and annual general meetings, photographs, papers about various action groups and campaigns like ‘Fair go’ Adelaide, UAW group against hospital privatisation, SACOSS, UTLC community and unions, prices action committee, trade union, meals on wheels, women’s advisory department (via Department of Premier and Cabinet) and the women’s information switchboard. Other papers include peace and anti-war group material such as Vietnam Moratorium committee and other anti-Vietnam war protest material like UAW and WIDF correspondence and radio press bulletins, Hiroshima day committee papers, French nuclear testing in the South Pacific papers, papers on disarmament in general. There are also papers which relate to anti-discrimination and include topics on equal pay, equal opportunity commission, the sex discrimination Bill, offensive advertising, pornography, equal opportunity and discrimination including prostitution, feminism and the decade for status of women, abortion, women in South Africa and Australian Indigenous people, especially women. There is also a section about conferences attended by the UAW, including Children’s Services, World March of Women 2000, education, housing and living standards, Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF), World Congress of Women, UAW national committee and conferences 1970-1985. Papers also comprising publications of the history of the UAW, UAW news sheets, news letters, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and videotape footage. There is also a series of photographs. There are correspondence papers comprising many items.

  • Quantity 0 2.6 m
  • Access No restrictions on access (except withdrawn photographs)