Street, Jessie M. G., Lady, 1889-1970

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1889-04-18
Death 1970-07-02

Biographical notes:

Feminist and social activist. Founder, NSW Social Hygiene Association (1915), concerned with informing women about birth control and sex education. Co-founder (1928) and President of the United Associations of Women which lobbied governments on equal pay and other women's issues. Accompanied H.V. Evatt to the United Nations founding conference in San Franscisco (1945) where she successfully lobbied for a charter of women's rights. Unsuccessful candidate for the House of Representatives seat of Wentworth, 1943 and 1949.

From the description of Papers of Jessie Street [manuscript]. 1914-1968. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225729885

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SNAC ID:
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Subjects:

  • Women's rights
  • Aboriginal Australians--Legal status, laws, etc
  • Pacifists--Archives
  • Feminists--Correspondence
  • Feminists--Archives
  • Social security

Occupations:

  • Socialists
  • Political activists
  • Feminists

Places:

  • Congo (Brazzaville) (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)
  • Congo (Brazzaville) (as recorded)