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Jessie Mary Grey STREET

Also known as: née Lillingston, Lady Street

Born: 18/04/1889

Died: 02/07/1970

Special Achievements:

First and only woman member of the Australian delegation at the 1945 founding conference of the United Nations in San Francisco, she had also founded the United Associations of Women in 1929 and worked throughout her life to improve the rights of women.

Additional Information:

Passionate about rights of women, aborigines, workers and the poor.
1943-1946 - Organised The Women's Charter Conference.


Resources

  • Image - Jessie Street

    A portrait of Jessie Street wearing her House of Grey pendant Author: FelixFarley

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Jessie Street.jpg


  • References

    Symons, Emma-Kate.  Streets ahead.  The Australian.  March 9, 2004:11.


  • References

    Coltheart, Lenore.  (2005, August).  The Legacy of Jessie Street.  National Library of Australia News, 3-6.


  • References

    Jessie Mary Grey Street.  (2010, September 23).  Retrieved from http:// http://www.abc.net.au/dynastie...


  • References

    (date unknown).  Jessie Grey and Sir Laurence Street.  The New Weekly, 23.


  • References

    (1999, December 18-19).  Australian Women.  The Australian Magazine, 30.


  • References

    Simpson, Colin.  (1945, May 14).  A Woman’s Hopes of UNCIO.  Woman, 54.


  • References

    (date unknown).  The greatest problem is getting into the place.  magazine unknown, page unknown.


  • Image - Jessie addressing delegates at the establishment of the United Nations Charter

    Description: A picture taken in San Francisco of Jessie addressing her female delegate compatriots at the establishment of the United Nations Charter Date: 31 July 1945 Author: FelixFarley

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Jessie Street 1944.jpg


  • Image - Jessie Street at the United Women's Conference

    Mrs Jessie Street at the United Women's Conference in San Francisco, 19 May 1945. Photo by Sam Rosenberg

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Jessie Street at the UN.jpg