Papers of Jessie Street, 1888-1958
- Bib ID:
- Street, Jessie, 1889-1970
- Online Version:
- National Library of Australia digitised item
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- Finding aid at National Library of Australia
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- Part available for research; part requires permission of the Curator of Manuscripts to access. Not for loan.
- [between 1888 and 1958]
- 0.78 m (2 boxes) + 1 large grey music box.
This collection comprises jewellery worn by Jessie Street, including a cameo brooch and a set of amber beads, together with items acquired during her travels overseas.
Feminist and social activist. Jessie Mary Grey Street (née Lillingston) was born in India in 1889. In 1915 Street founded the New South Wales Social Hygiene Association, concerned with informing women about birth control and sex education. In 1929 she was elected first president of the United Associations of Women which lobbied governments on equal pay and other women's issues. She accompanied H.V. Evatt to the United Nations founding conference held in 1945 in San Franscisco where she successfully lobbied for a charter of women's rights. She was the unsuccessful candidate for the House of Representatives seat of Wentworth, 1943 and 1949. Jessie Street's autobiography, Truth or repose, was published in 1966. Street died in Sydney in 1970. Further biographical information available at: https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-531546
- Manuscript reference number: MS 10365.
- Associated materials: Papers of Jessie Street, circa 1914-1968 MS 2683; Papers of Andrew Mackay, 1962-1965 MS 10427; Papers of Belinda Mackay, approximately 1900-2010 MS 10366.
- Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-618826328
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- Selected items exhibited: "Democracy: Are you in?" - Museum of Australian Democracy, 1 June 2018 - 15 July 2020.
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- Material type:
- Literary Dramatic Musical
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