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  • Title
    Edna Ryan papers, 1965-1986
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 4786 (MLK 4187-MLK 4198)
    MLMSS 4786/Items 1X-14X
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  • Type of material
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  • Physical Description
    12 boxes, 14 outsize items

    Edna Ryan (1904-1997), feminist and trade unionist, was a foundation member of the Women's Electoral Lobby, and campaigned for the introduction of equal pay for women, maternity leave and work-based child care. In 1975 she co-wrote, with Anne Conlon, her first book, The Gentle Invaders: Australian Women at Work 1788-1974. In 1984 she published Two Thirds of a Man about women workers in the laundry, retail and tobacco industries in the early twentieth century.
  • Scope and Content
    Include research material for topics relating to wage justice and equal rights for women; papers relating to the Women's Electoral Lobby, Women's Trade Union Commission and women in the labour force; and scrapbooks of newscuttings
  • Access Conditions
    Restricted: Prior approval from donor is required for access. Any requests for access will be referred to donor by the Head of Manuscripts.
    For access to this collection please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and is usually available after 4pm on the next business day. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian - MLMSS 4786 (MLK 4187-MLK 4198) ; Outsize items MLMSS 4786/Items 1X - 14X are held onsite
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