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Election leaflet for Kath Walker, 1969

This is a campaign leaflet promoting the well-known Aboriginal poet and activist, Kath Walker (later known as Oodgeroo Noonuccal), when she stood in the 17 May 1969 Queensland election as the Australian Labor Party (ALP) candidate for the electorate of Greenslopes in the south-eastern suburbs of Brisbane. It lists Walker's ...


Catherine Helen Spence, 1900

This is a miniature colour half-portrait of Catherine Helen Spence, a writer, social reformer and women's rights activist in South Australia in the 1800s and early 1900s. The portrait is based on a photograph taken in about 1900. Spence is wearing a black dress, extending to the neck, with crimped bodice and long sleeves. ...


Joan Kirner discusses affirmative action for ALP women, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of former Victorian premier Joan Kirner (1938-) talking about efforts to ensure the election of a higher proportion of female Labor Party politicians in Australia. Kirner explains how, despite the party's adoption of an affirmative action policy for women, a group of Labor women thought ...


Clare Martin talks about becoming NT opposition leader, 2008

This is an edited sound recording of Clare Martin talking about some of the political strategies she adopted after becoming Australian Labor Party (ALP) opposition leader in Australia's Northern Territory (NT) in 1999. Martin says she was very conscious that the NT had an unusually high proportion of male voters, and this ...