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Main Title: Vera Deakin and the Red Cross / Carole Woods.
Author: Woods, Carole, author.
Imprint: Melbourne : Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 2020.
Collation: ix, 244 pages, approximately 32 unnumbered pages of plates ; photographs, portraits, facsimiles, hardback ; 26 cm.
Subject: White, Vera, 1891-1978.
Australian Red Cross Society
Social work and workers
ISBN: 9781875173105
Biography of Vera Deakin, daughter of Prime Minister Alfred Deakin and a spirited humanitarian. Her varied welfare work (begun during World War 1) and service to the Red Cross were honoured during her lifetime but later largely forgotten. Author Carole Woods captures a significant figure in Australian history, exploring Vera's activism within the defining events of the 20th century and revealing a woman who defied society's expectations in order to help those in need.

Includes bibliography and index (pages 229-244)
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 361.7 DEA WOO Available