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The Feminist Club, NSW : 77 King Street, Sydney : Reception in Honour of Women Delegates to the Imperial Press Conference in Australia, September 10th, 1925
Bib ID 7893986
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, still image, sheet, volume]
Feminist Club of New South Wales, issuing body
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Description [Sydney, NSW] : The Feminist Club, NSW, September 10th, 1925 
4 unnumbered pages : illustration ; 28.5 x 17.5 cm. 

Australian ephemera collection (Programs and invitations)


An attractive programme, die-cut in the shape of a kookaburra, with the covers printed in monochrome on both sides in red-brown ink on grey stock, with ‘Souvenir’ printed in blue on an angle on the front cover. The title page is headed by the insignia of the club, and has a listing of office holders at the foot. The two centre pages give the musical programme for the evening, consisting of a string quartette, songs, and solo violin and piano items. The music was all by Australian composers, including the works of Arthur Benjamin, Palmer Kent, Alfred Hill, Frank Hutchinson, Dulcie Cohen, and Ramsay Pennyquick, and the Australian artists who interpreted the works included Cyril Monk, Bryson Taylor, and Hilda Boyle. A note below the programme credits Beale & Co. for the loan of a piano, and the fourth page consists of an advertisement for their products.


The Third Imperial Press Conference, organised by the Empire Press Union, was held in Melbourne, but delegates toured all the states of Australia, beginning with New South Wales. They arrived in Sydney from New Zealand on the morning of 1 September, but although this event was not mentioned in official record of the conference (giving priority to a civic reception held at lunchtime on the same day), newspaper reports reveal it was intended to allow women delegates to meet Sydney's representative women from a range of organisations, including Dr. Grace Boelke, Mesdames Kennard, Jackson and Dr. Kate Knowles (New Settlers' League); Mrs. Hazlitt and Miss Warby (Country Women's Association); Miss Ethel Stephens, Miss Bridge, and Mrs. Bain Scott (Women Painters' Society); Mesdames MacCallum, Goodison, Sydney Moore, Carbett, Jamieson Williams, Winthrop Taylor, Sharrar (Vic.), Grant, and Farquharson (National Council of Women); Mrs. Mortimore and Miss Simonsen (Teachers' Federation); Mrs. Crames (Salvation Army); Miss Perrott Hill (Housewives' Association); Mesdames Earle Page, John Gunn, M'Garrity, Miss Blunt, and Mrs. Lee Murray (Women's Country Club); Lady Braddon and Miss Hurst (Arts and Crafts); Mrs. Constable Wetton, Miss Lormier, Miss Dorothy Rowsell (Junior Red Cross); Dr. Constance D'Arcy and Miss Evans (Australasian Trained Nurses' Association); Lady Henley (Women's Handicrafts); Mrs. Holland, Mrs. Kennard, and Miss Brown (Women Justices' Association); Mrs. Mary Gllmour and Mrs. Curlewis (Women Writers' Association) (see and The musical items and the speeches were broadcast on 2FC (


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Subjects Feminist Club of New South Wales -- Miscellanea.  |  Imperial Press Conference (3rd : 1925 : Melbourne)  |  Press -- Commonwealth countries -- Congresses -- Miscellanea.  |  Printed ephemera -- Australia -- Specimens.  |  Invitation cards -- Australia -- Specimens.  |  Programs -- Australia -- Specimens.  |  Australian
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