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Irene Bell
Title : Irene Bell Irene Bell
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Creator : Messenger Newspapers
Source : PRG1088 / 6
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Messenger Newspapers
Date of creation : 1990
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :
Irene Jessie May Bell married Thomas Barrett Bell, a political activist, in 1922 when she was just 16. In the 1940s feminists had formed the New Houswives Association, which in 1950 became the Union of Australian Women - a forerunner to the women's liberation movement. Irene was a member of the latter group from 1951 to 1969, and a delegate to the International Women's Day Committee as well as secretary of this body. In 1990 she was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to women's affairs.
Related names :

Bell, Irene, 1906-1995

Bell, Thomas Barrett

International Women's Day Committee (S.A.)

New Housewives Association

Union of Australian Women. South Australian Branch

Coverage year : 1990
Period : 1980-2000



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