Irene Bolger

Lawyer, Nurse, Nurse educator and Trade unionist

Irene Bolger was Branch Secretary of the Australian Nursing Federation (Victorian Branch) from 1986 - the year of the Victorian Nurses' Strike - to 1989.

Sources used to compile this entry: Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds), 'Bolger, Irene', The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2 May 2014,; Tierney, James and Cregan, Christina, A 'Blueprint' for Union Organising: Multiplying the membership in the Australian Nursing Federation (Victorian Branch) 1989-2012, Australian Women's Archives Project, June 2013,

Prepared by Helen Morgan