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Impossible or inevitable?

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June 1979, no. 11

Champions of the Impossible: A history of the National Council of Women of Victoria 1902–1977 by Ada Norris

Hawthorn Press, $12.50, 221 pp

Impossible or inevitable?

by
June 1979, no. 11

One might question the appropriateness of this book’s title. Were women’s groups in the first half of this century championing impossible causes, or were they champions of the inevitable? In other words, to what extent did the organised women’s movement, or first-wave feminists, actively bring about legislative change to improve the position of Australian women, or might these changes have occurred anyway, the inevitable consequences of improved technology enabling women to plan their working lives?

Kay White reviews 'Champions of the Impossible: A history of the National Council of Women of Victoria 1902–1977' by Ada Norris

Champions of the Impossible: A history of the National Council of Women of Victoria 1902–1977

by Ada Norris

Hawthorn Press, $12.50, 221 pp

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