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Miners Womens Auxiliaries of Australia; Southern District, New South Wales (1938 - 2000)

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The First Miners’ Women’s Auxiliary was established at Wonthaggi, Victoria in 1934. On the New South Wales South Coast,, the first auxiliary was established at Scarborough in 1938. Other auxiliaries in the district were established during the 1940s and the 1950s. The aims of the auxiliaries were to assist mining unions to safeguard the health, lives and economic well-being of mine workers, including help in times of industrial struggle. The auxiliaries also pledged to work for the equal rights of women in political, social and civic life.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Sophie Patrick
Created: 18 July 2002
Modified: 16 June 2006

Published by The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 5 April 2004
Prepared by: Acknowledgements
Updated: 23 February 2010

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