Oral histories on the topic 'women’s electoral lobby'
Veronica Wensing talks about the Women’s Constitutional Convention held in Canberra in 2002, the making of its banner which was later donated to Old Parliament House, and her personal background and involvement in the women’s movement.
Topics: Women’s Constitutional Convention (2002), parents migrants (Dutch), League of Women Voters, Women’s Electoral Lobby, Julia Gillard, Civic pub, textile art, Petronella Wensing, Hotel Canberra, Our Lady of Mercy College (Goulburn), women’s refuges, Women’s Services Network (Wesnet), domestic violence, Office for Women (ACT), Non-Government Organisations, John Laws, Alan Jones, Destroy the Joint (website), Judy Horacek, Fiona Edge, Rape Crisis Centre, Old Parliament House, Convention banner, awards, Suffragettes, Judy Harrison, Helen Leonard, Commonwealth Franchise Act (vote for women), Eric Lewis, Marian Riley, Marian Sawyer, Margaret Smith, Catherine Evans, Rosemary Evert, Mary Andrew, Amanda Graupner, Judith Downey, Chelsea Bell, Sarah Brash, Meredith Hinchcliff, Robyn Tennant Wood, Christina Ryan.
Josephine (‘Jo’) Vallentine, born in 1946, is an Australian peace activist and former senator for Western Australia. She entered the Senate on 1 July 1985 after election as a member of the Nuclear Disarmament Party but sat as an independent and then as a member of the Greens Western Australia fro...
Topics: ALP National Conference, Annabelle Newbur, Anti-Nuclear Alliance, Baha’i, Bob Brown, Bob Hawke, Brian Harradine, Buddhism, Canberra, Catherine Berndt, Catholicism, Charles Court, Children, Colin Barnett, Country Women’s Association, Dorothy Day, Edward St John, Electorate allowance, Environment Centre (WA), Exchange student (USA), Farming, Gareth Evans, George Miles, George Shultz, Green Skills, Greens, Harry Cohen, Indigenous issues, International Year of Peace 1986, Joanna Macy, John Dawkins, Kim Beazley, Loreto Convent Boarding School, Marble Bar (WA), Matthew Fox, Michael Denborough, MX missile crisis, Nuclear disarmament, Nuclear Disarmament Party, Overpopulation, Parents, Peace activists, Peace Education Project, People for Nuclear Disarmament, Peter Garrett, Peter Jones (husband), Peter Walsh, Quaker peace conference (London 1985), Quakers, Ronald Reagan, Ros Kelly, Ruth Coleman, Schooling, Senate, Teachers’ College, University of Western Australia, Uranium mining, Veronica Brady, Vietnam protests, Western Australian Council on Social Services, Women’s Electoral Lobby, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom