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Doris McRae: teacher and activist

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Presented during Women’s History Month in collaboration with the National Archives of Australia.

Two world wars, a global depression and the Cold War transformed the social fabric of Australia. For many teachers with a desire to make a better world for women and children, this meant action beyond the classroom. Presented by Dr Cheryl Griffin, this presentation looks at how prominent Victorian teacher and activist Doris McRae addressed social, industrial and political issues such as equal pay and employment opportunities for women.

Image caption: Doris McRae c. 1947. Courtesy of Dr Cheryl Griffin


Please note that this event is not held at the RHSV but at the Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel St, North Melbourne 3051.

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March 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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