The absence of a comprehensive history of this important peak body is a gap in current understandings of Australian women’s activism.
Australian Research Council (Discovery Grant)
The National Council of Women of Australia was the principal force behind the exercise of mainstream Australian women’s political citizenship across most of the twentieth century.
This project’s primary aim is to rewrite the history of Australian feminism to demonstrate the evolution of national identity and the exercise of gendered citizenship in mainstream organisations refracted through the NCWA. It is due for completion at the end of 2011.
This is an ARC-funded Linkage project, LP0883719 administered by the University of Melbourne, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, in partnership with the National Council of Women of Australia.
Key RMIT researchers: Judith Smart