Jessie Street was a pioneering feminist in Australia, who fought for women's rights, equal pay, reproductive rights, as well as indigenous rights during an amazing 81 year life. She was one of the activists behind the changes in the 1967 referendum. Dr Lenore Coltheart is a historian who was employed by the Street family to update Jessie's autobiography and is now writing the first full blown biography of a great and sometimes overlooked pioneer.
The opening audio of Jessie Street speaking is from 'Women's Status in the United Nations Charter' recorded for the International Women's Radio League.
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