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  • Title
    Australian Local Government Women's Association, NSW Branch records, ca. 1958-1997
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8932
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1958-1997
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    1.48 metres of textual material (9 boxes)

    The Australian Local Government Women's Association - New South Wales Branch was formed in Sydney in 1952 with Ald. Marjorie Proposting of Lane Cove Council as first president. A non-party organisation, it was inspired particularly by the belief that more women should be involved in local government partly because this arm of government was especially relevant to housewives and mothers. Its aims are: -to assist in furthering women's knowledge and understanding of the function of local government; to watch over and protect the interests and rights of women in local government; to take action in relation to any subject or activity of particular interest to women affecting local governing bodies or local government legislation; to encourage women to make a career in local government and to act in an advisory capacity to suitable women candidates for local government election.

    The Australian Women’s Register, (accessed 29 April 2013)
  • Scope and Content
    BOX 1
    Printed newsletters, 1993-1997

    Newspaper clippings with photographs relating to the Executive meeting at Grafton and Biennial Conference, 1996-1997

    Report and photograph albums relating to NSW Branch Conference hosted by Bankstown City Council, April 1992

    Sound recordings
    12 sound cassettes of NSW Branch Conference hosted by Bankstown City Council ‘Dollars and Sense’, 9 April 1992-12 April 1992
    `Not to be issued - master tape only. For access please contact the Curator of Oral History’

    BOX 2
    Papers and reports relating to of NSW Branch Annual and Biennial Conferences, ca. 1970-1992

    BOXES 3-5
    Agendas and minutes of NSW Branch meetings, 1976-1990

    Files of newspaper clippings and correspondence collected by local council representatives, ca. 1975-1991

    BOX 6
    Minutes of the National Board, 1978-1986

    Newspaper clippings relating to various women aldermen and conferences, 1983-1990

    Photographs relating to various conferences and events, 1990-1991

    Membership records and lists, 1984-1988

    BOXES 6-7
    Correspondence, 1975-1989

    Minutes and correspondence relating to AGM Conference, 1979-1980

    Financial papers and statements of account, 1972-1987

    Printed publications and brochures, 1982-1983

    BOX 8
    Printed book ‘Women in Australian Parliaments and Local Governments Past and Present ’ by Viola Smith, 1975, with research papers for NSW supplement 1984 and records relating to Viola Smith’s estate and book finances, 1974-1979

    Correspondence with Minister for Local Government, 1979-1986

    Minutes, reports lists and surveys of members and financial records of ALGWA, 1973-1988

    Blank application for project grants from Office of the Status of Women Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, 1985

    Records and ballot papers relating to Australian Local Government Women's Association NSW & ACT branch elections, 1976-1989, and women standing for Council elections 1991

    Minutes, correspondence relating to Local Government Promotion Committee and lists on women in local government, 1958 & 1983-1988

    Records relating to conferences and seminars, ca. 1960-1991

    BOX 9
    Minute book of Australian Local Government Women's Association NSW and ACT Branch meetings, 1979-1993
  • Source
    Deposited by the Australian Local Government Women's Association NSW Branch Inc July 1997; and Ms Jane Waddell March 1999
  • Collection History
    Transferred from Waverly Library, Sydney, NSW, July 1997
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright - This collection has multiple rights owners
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: Permission must be obtained for publication, advertising or political use.
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Information upgraded as part of the Manuscripts Unprocessed eRecords Project 2012-2013
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