Thursday, December 4, 2008

A very interesting woman

It's time to return to considering some cultural things. A few years ago I read a biography of Jesse Street or "red Jessie" as she was known. Jesse Street was a campaigner for human and women's rights. She's one of the great Australian women of all time and lead an incredibly interesting life. In the first half of the 2oth century it seems like she was everywhere that critical events were happening.
I have just found that the website of the National Archives has a webpage dedicated to Jessie Street. It was great to refresh my memory of her life and contribution and I hope you enjoy it too. Just click on the highlighted link above.
By the way, there is a building named after Jessie Street in Parramatta NSW. You know you've arrived when they start naming buildings after you LOL

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