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Papers of Audrey Drechsler, 1979-2009 [manuscript]
Bib ID 5719513
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Drechsler, Audrey, 1933-
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1979-2009] 
0.15 m. (1 box) 
Summary

MS Acc11.023 comprises papers that reflect Audrey Drechsler's long involvement as an activist in the Women in Agriculture movement. The collection includes papers relating to early conferences; programs and papers relating to annual Women on Farms Gatherings, the first of which was held in 1991; and papers relating to the Central Victorian Women in Agriculture Group, which was set up after the first International Women in Agriculture Conference held in 1994 (1 box).

Biography/History

Farmer and social activist. Audrey Louise Drechsler was a leader in the movement for recognition and support for the role of women in the rural sector, through farmers' organisations, and the Women in Agriculture movement. She was a member of the steering committee which organised the first International Women in Agriculture Conference held in 1994, and an organiser of the 1997 and 2010 Women on Farms Gatherings. She has been active in land conservation, occupying, amongst other positions, that of first woman president of the Grassland Society of Victoria. Drechsler received a Citation of Merit from the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment for her conservation activities.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc11.023.

Associated materials: Papers of Mary Salce, 1976-2007 MS Acc10.145.

Associated materials: Records of the Gippsland Women's Network, 1994-2006 MS Acc11.022.

Associated materials: Papers of Laurene Dietrich, 1990-1994 MS Acc11.024.

Subjects Drechsler, Audrey, 1933- -- Archives.  |  Farmers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Women farmers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Women in agriculture -- Victoria.  |  Rural women -- Victoria -- Economic conditions.
Time Coverage 1979-2009 
Occupation Farmers.  |  Women's rights activists.  |  Conservationists.
Terms of Use Copying of Audrey Drechsler's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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