Kirsty McEwin and Meredith Hinchliffe resting after screen-printing WEL T-shirts at the Women’s House, 12 Bremer Street, Griffith. Canberra 1970s. (Photo Chris Ronalds)
WEL–ACT’s first demonstration, held at a supermarket in Civic, to encourage more women to join the newly established group. R to L, Patricia Fyfe (Rees), Dorothy Darroch (Broom), Barbara O’Dwyer, Margot Snyder (Collett). (Canberra Times, 17 June 1972)3 of 42« PrevNext »Close
Victoria Green (left) and Margot Snyder (Collett) (Right) screen-printing WEL posters, for WEL–NSW, Canberra, September 1972. (ABC Four Corner’s program “The Hand that Rocks the Ballot Box”)
Poster screen-printed by Victoria and Margot for WEL–NSW. Canberra, September 1972.
WEL–ACT family planning poster. It is on the wall behind Victoria and Margo in the screen-printing workshop. Canberra, September 1972.
Gail Wilenski (Radford), Wendy McCarthy, June Surtees (Williams) discussing WEL business, Sydney, 1972. (Photo Wendy McCarthy)
WEL–Victoria members Carmen Lawrence and Pat Strong, working on the WEL questionnaire for candidates in the 1972 Federal elections. Melbourne, September 1972. (ABC Four Corner’s program “The Hand that Rocks the Ballot Box”)
Pat Clarke, Convenor of WEL Wagga in 1972. (ABC Four Corner’s program “The Hand that Rocks the Ballot Box”)
Members of the audience chatting over supper at the meeting of candidates organised by WEL in Wagga Wagga in September 1972. (ABC Four Corner’s program “The Hand that Rocks the Ballot Box”)
Poster advertising the WEL–ACT public meeting with the local candidates for the 1972 Federal elections. Canberra, November 1972. (Photo Gail Radford)
Poster advertising the ‘Women’s Voters Guide’ which contained the results of WEL’s survey of candidates for the 1972 Federal elections in Victoria. Melbourne, 20 November 1972. (Courtesy Jessie Street National Women’s Library- Helen Leonard)
WEL–Victoria meeting. Mary Owen, leaning forward in the centre. ‘The Women Voters’ Guide’ The Age, 20 November 1972. (The Age Archives, courtesy The Age)
PM Gough Whitlam with child-care delegation of WEL members. L to R, Pam Gorring, Suzanne Dixon, Alma Morton, Winsome McCaughey, Michelle Grieve (Renshaw), Helen Molony (McConaghy.) The Age, 10 May 1973, Home News p. 3. (The Age Archives, courtesy The Age)
WEL–NSW planning meeting, 1970s. Di Graham is crouching and Eva Cox sitting on the floor at the back. (Photo Joan Bielski)
Helen Coonan, Julia Freebury and Joan Bielski at WEL–NSW meeting, 1970s. (Photo Joan Bielski)
WEL–Darwin members modelling T-shirts, 1974. L to R, Lucille Kidney, Leith Cameron, Lenore Coltheart and Maureen McDonald (Cleary). (Photo Lenore Coltheart)
First State-wide meeting of WEL in Tasmania, 1974. (Photo Kim Boyer)
WEL–ACT members Elizabeth Bilney and Meredith Edwards (with her daughter Karina and son Geoff) attend child-care demonstration in front of Parliament House, Canberra, 1974. (Photo Chris Ronalds)
WEL was demonstrating about drastic cuts to the child-care budget that had been promised prior to the 1974 elections. Parliament House, Canberra, 1974. (Photo Chris Ronalds)
Billy Wentworth, Liberal Member for MacKellar and former Minister for Social Services, one of a number of members of the Opposition who joined the demonstration. Parliament House, Canberra, 1974. (Photo Chris Ronalds)
L to R, Andrew Peacock. Liberal Member for Kooyong, Don Chipp, Liberal Member for Hotham and Shadow Minister for Social Security, Elizabeth Bilney, Convenor WEL–ACT Child-care Action Committee. (Photo Chris Ronalds)
L to R, Mungo MacCallum, journalist, Peter Wilenski, Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, Rosa Walden, WEL–ACT. Parliament House, Canberra, 1974. (Photo Chris Ronalds)
Junior–WEL meeting at Joyce Nicholson’s house, Gestetner machine in the background, Melbourne, 1975. (Photo Jan Harper)
WEL members took this slogan to heart as they stood for election to parliaments and local government and moved into State and Federal public services to ‘make policy’. (Photo Gail Radford)
T-shirt with the emblem used by the United Nations for International Women’s Year, 1975. (Photo Gail Radford)
IWY, WEL and Women’s Liberation badges. The UN Conference on Women was held in Mexico City in June 1975. At the urging of the Conference, the UN declared the years 1976-1985 as the UN Decade for Women. (Photo Gail Radford)
WEL members marching with their children, Sydney, International Women’s Day 1975. (WEL–NSW Office)
Bumper bar stickers: Top–WEL moved into the new Women’s House in Lobelia Street in June 1975. Centre–part of the campaign to support the Family Law Bill, 1975. Bottom–screen-printed at Bremer Street, 1972.
Poster advertising the Women in Politics Conference, with Australian Government symbol for International Women’s Year. Canberra, 1975.
WEL members Carmel Niland and Rosa Walden being interviewed about the Conference by Claudia Wright at 2CA on 4 September 1975. (Photo Ann Graham (Keira Lockyer))
WEL–Cooma ‘Meet the Candidates’, 1976 NSW State elections. L to R, Tom Barry (Country Party), WEL time keeper, Wilga Pruden (Chair, WEL–Cooma member), Hope Marland (Liberal Part) and John Akister (ALP). (Courtesy Cooma-Monaro Express)
Multilingual brochure produced by WEL–Victoria for distribution in factories in the 1970s. (Courtesy University of Melbourne Archives)
Opening Warrina Women’s Refuge, Coffs Harbour, NSW, July 1978. L to R, Salvation Army Capt. Gail Rogers, Betty Craft, Director, Jan Ireland, Mary Curran, Joan Dunkley, Bel Weise, Patricia Degens, Shirley Jones, Valerie Furniss. (Courtesy Patricia Degens)
L to R, Pat Barr, secretary of SA Women’s Unit, Deborah McCulloch, SA Women’s Adviser, at her farewell party and Rosemary Wighton, incoming SA Women’s Adviser, Adelaide, June 1979. (Photo Deborah McCulloch)
WEL–NSW members in International Women’s Day march, Sydney, 1979. (The Search Foundation-Tribune, Mitchell Library State, Library of New South Wales)
WEL–NSW with banners opposing the Lusher motion. The banners read ‘Stop Lusher motion economic discrimination’ and ‘Health cover for safe abortion’. International Women’s Day, Sydney, 1979. (The Search Foundation-Tribune, Mitchell Library State, Library of New South Wales).
WEL–Brisbane flag. (Photo Nicole Kelly)
Top, WEL medallion 1972. Bottom left, WEL–Brisbane pendant 1973. Beryl Holmes had the pendant made with the clenched fist to show that WEL women were ‘Strong Women’ and to be ‘provocative.’ Bottom right, WEL–NSW necklace 1996. (Photo Gail Radford)
“Sex Education Now” WEL–Victoria poster, Melbourne. (Courtesy Jessie Street National Women’s Library)
The fine print reads, “Equal education, work and pay opportunities – free contraception – child care – welfare benefits..” WEL–WA poster, Perth. (Courtesy Jessie Street National Women’s Library)
International Women’s Day, Adelaide, 1970s. (The Search Foundation-Tribune, Mitchell Library State, Library of New South Wales)