Between State and World: A History of the National Council of Women of Australia 1931-2006

  • Quartly, Marian (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Smart, Judith (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Christopherson, Leonie (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The National Council of Women of Australia was the principal force behind the exercise of mainstream Australian women's political citizenship across most of the twentieth century. The absence of a comprehensive history of this important peak body is a gap in the current understandings of Australian women's activism. This project's primary aim is to rewrite the history of Australian feminism to demonstrate the evolution of national identity and the exercise of gendered citizenship in mainstream organisations refracted through the NCWA. It will result in a monograph, articles, an edited collection of conference papers, an interactive web facility and a biographical database.
Effective start/end date1/07/0830/06/11


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)