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Author Davidson, Dianne.

Title Women on the warpath : feminists of the first wave / Dianne Davidson
Published Nedlands, W.A. : University of Western Australia Press, 1997


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 W'PONDS  369.509941 Dav/Wot  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Beginnings of Activism. Ch. 1. Placed in Subjection by the Creator: The Heritage of the Victorian Era. Ch. 2. Sowing the Mustard Seed: The Early Years. Ch. 3. Conflict at Home and Abroad -- Pt. 2. Between the Wars: Feminists and Theosophists. Ch. 4. On the Brink of a New Era: Theosophical Influence at its Peak. Ch. 5. Expanding Horizons and Rival Factions. Ch. 6. Spreading the Gospel: The Dawn Newspaper. Ch. 7. The Broad Vision: Search for Peace and Prosperity. Ch. 8. Quest for 'An Honourable Policy': The Australian Aborigines. Ch. 9. Laying the Foundations: Equality, Welfare, Environment -- Pt. 3. War and Fear of Subversion. Ch. 10. The Guilds at War. Ch. 11. After the War: A Time of Uncertainty -- Pt. 4. Building a Better Society. Ch. 12. Changing Directions. Ch. 13. Major Achievements and the End of an Era. Ch. 14. Handing on the Torch
Summary Recounts in detail the Women's Service Guilds' wide-ranging activities in W.A. and on the national and international scene. Also relates the power struggles between this organisation and other feminist groups
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-313) and index
Subject Women's Service Guild of Western Australia -- History.
Women's Service Guild -- Western Australian Branch -- History
Women's Service Guild. Western Australian Branch -- History
Women's Service Guilds of Western Australia -- History.
First-wave feminism -- Australia -- Western Australia -- History.
Women -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Societies and clubs -- History.
Women's rights -- Australia -- Western Australia -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 98177873
ISBN 1875560912