• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE0937

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Western Australian Branch

(From 1933 – )

Summary

The Women’s Peace Group was formed in 1928, when a number of Western Australian women’s organizations, including Women’s Services Guild, YWCA, Labor Women, WCTU and others, got together to organize an Armistice Day celebration. Active for around five years, a decline in enthusiasm in the early 1930s was signalled by the failure of a conference on disarmament. In 1933 the group was reformed as a branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom by Lucy Creeth. The branch went into recess in 1947 but was re-established in 1952 by Nancy Wilkinson.

Published resources

  • Journal
    • Peace and Freedom: Journal of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, W.A. Branch, 1957-1962
    • Peace and Freedom, 1962-
  • Report
    • Annual Report, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, W.A. Branch, 1952-
  • Newsletter
    • Peace and Freedom, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, W.A. Branch, 1957-1962
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • State Library of Victoria
    • Records of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1915-1973. [manuscript].
  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Irene Greenwood interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
  • State Library of Western Australia
    • Records, 1942-1996 [manuscript]

Related entries


  • Superior
    • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Australia (1919 - )
  • Membership
    • Greenwood, Irene Adelaide (1898 - 1992)
    • Cope, Madeleine (Madge) (1904 - 2001)
  • Affiliated
    • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - ACT Branch (1982 - )