||Respectable radicals : a history of the National Council of Women Australia, 1896-2006 / Marian Quartly and Judith Smart.
Quartly, Marian, 1942-
Smart, Judith, 1950-, author.
National Council of Women of Australia, issuing body.
||Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Publishing in conjunction with the National Council of Women of Australia,
|| xiv, 497 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, pbk ; 24 cm.
|| Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE Creating Common Cause 1896--1931 -- 1.Towards National Organisation -- 2.Home and Family Enter the Body Politic -- 3.A Growing Commitment to Rights and Equality -- 4.Developing International Identity -- pt. TWO NCWA Takes Shape 1931--1950 -- 5.Organisational Challenges and Achievements -- 6.Home and Society -- 7.Rights, Equality and International Affairs -- pt. THREE The Golden Years 1950--1970 -- 8.Organisational Developments -- 9.Women, Home and Family -- 10.Women in the Workforce -- 11.Australia and the World -- pt. FOUR Remaking the National Councils 1970--2006 -- 12.The Years of Rapid Change 1970--1975 -- 13.A Decade for Women? 1976--1985 -- 14.The New Face of the National Council 1986--2006.
For much of the twentieth century, the National Council of Women of Australia was the peak body representing women to government in Australia and, through the International Council of Women, to the world. This history of the NCWA tells the story of mainstream feminism in Australia, of the long struggle for equality at home and at work, which is still far from achieved. These days, when women can no longer be imagined as speaking with one voice and women as a group have no ready access to government, something of the optimistic vision of the leaders of the NCWA is still needed. Respecatable in hat and gloves to the 1970s and beyond, the women of the NCMW politely persisted with the truly radical idea that women around the world should be equal to man. --Back cover.
National Council of Women of Australia (NCWA)
Clubs and societies
Feminism and feminists
Includes bibliographical references and index.