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Zelda D'Aprano interviewed by Rosemary Francis in the Women and leadership in a century of Australian democracy oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5747263
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
D'Aprano, Zelda, 1928-2018, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 2011 
2 sound files (ca. 207 min.) 
Series

Women and leadership in a century of Australian democracy oral history project.

Summary

Zelda D'Aprano speaks about her family history; her parent’s nationalities and careers; her education; poverty; employment; her parent’s political interests; the consequences of enlisting union help to improve working conditions; becoming a member of the Communist Party; working as a dental nurse at Larundel Hospital; the Hospital Employees Union; leadership; class issues; political action; working for the Meat Industry Union; equal pay; her mother as a role model; the Women’s Liberation Movement; the attitudes of male communist union leaders to women’s activism; abortion; consciousness raising; issues of sexuality within the Women’s Liberation Movement; living in a commune in Northern N.S.W.; mentoring; women unionists; gender differences in leadership; the Arbitration Commission; equality; women’s refuges; her resignation from the Communist Party.

Notes

Recorded on 29 August 2011 in Melbourne, Vic.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) 
Subjects D'Aprano, Zelda, 1928-2018 -- Interviews.  |  Communist Party of Australia.  |  Australasian Meat Industry Employees' Union.  |  Women labor union members -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Labor unions -- Offcials and employees -- Interviews.  |  Leadership in women -- Australia.  |  Second-wave feminism -- Australia.
Occupation Women's rights activists.  |  Trade union officials.
Other authors/contributors Francis, Rosemary, Interviewer

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