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  • Title
    William Morrow - recordings of addresses given by Jessie Street, and interviews with Jessie Street, 1953-1960
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  • Call number
    MLOH 52
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  • Issue Copy
    Sound Recording : CY MLOH 52/1-12
  • Physical Description
    Sound Recordings - 12 reels - 7hrs 40mins

    After William Morrow's death these tapes came into the possession of Ms. Claire Damman.
    Jessie Street, feminist and social activist, was born in 1889 at Ranchi, Chota Nagpur, India, daughter of Charles Lillingston and his wife Mabel, nee Ogilvie. The family moved to Australia in 1896 to take up residence at the Ogilvie family property 'Yulgilbar' at Clarence River, NSW. Jessie Street was educated at Wycombe Abbey School, England, and the University of Sydney where she graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1912. She married Kenneth Whistler Street in 1916. Jessie Street attended a conference of the International Council for Women in Rome in 1911, and was a foundation member of the Sydney Branch of the League of Nations established in 1918. She attended League of Nations Assemblies in Geneva in 1930 and 1938, and was Australia's only female representative at the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1946, and at the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women in 1947. She stood unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives seat of Wentworth in 1943 and 1949. She was an effective lobbyist who was involved in a number of organisations including the United Association of Women. In later years she was outspoken on Aboriginal Rights and peace issues. Jessie Street died in 1970.
  • Scope and Content
    1953; Recording of the 50th anniversary celebration of women's suffrage in Australia, including a welcome to delegates, speakers include Dame Mary Gilmore and Henrietta Greville, 16 December 1953. (Call No.: CY MLOH 52/1)

    n.d.; Recording of Jessie Street in conversation on nuclear disarmament (Call No.: CY MLOH 52/2)

    1960; Recording of Dr Linus Pauling and Mrs Pauling speaking at St Pancras Town Hall, England, on why the world must disarm, 17 July 1960 (Call No.: CY MLOH 52/3)

    1959; Recording of the Deserted Wives Conference, speakers include Jessie Street (Call No.: CY MLOH 52/4-5)

    n.d.; Recording of Jessie Street speaking on aspects of China; and a recording of a news item in which Jessie Street comments on allegations that the Conference on Disarmament was a communist initiative. (Call No.: CY MLOH 52/6)

    n.d.; 'A World without War', being a recording of the British Peace Party National Conference on Disarmament (Call No.: CY MLOH 52/7)

    n.d.; Interviews by Jessie Street with suffragettes including Lilian Lenton, Charlotte Marsh, Eileen Casey and Mary Leigh. They recall being in prison, confrontations with the police, and hunger strikes. (Call No.: CY MLOH 52/8)

    n.d.; 'Women of Britain. The Story of their Struggle', by Nancy Brush, read by Pat Burke; and interviews by Jessie Street with Charlotte Marsh, Eileen Casey and Mary Leigh (Call No.: CY MLOH 52/9)

    n.d.; Recording of Jessie Street speaking about China including illiteracy, living conditions and nomadic minority races (Call No.: CY MLOH 52/10-12)
  • Source
    Presented by Claire Damman in 1989
  • General note

    Papers of Jessie Street and the Street family are located at MLMSS 1686 ADD-ON 2203 and MLMSS 1686 ADD-ON 2204.
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