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A Book about Australian Women, 1974

Carol Jerrems, Virginia Fraser and Outback Press (publisher)

(closed: 27.5 cm x 21.0 cm depth 1.0 cm)

A book about Australian women was published on the eve of International Women’s Year and following the establishment of the Office for Women’s Affairs by the Whitlam government in 1973. The book, described as a ‘collective portrait’, featured interviews by writer and artist Virginia Fraser, along with 131 photographs by Carol Jerrems of women from various walks of life. Some, such as Wendy Saddington, were already well known; others, such as Anne Summers, subsequently became prominent in their fields.

Accession number: SC7.2012.2

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Carol Jerrems (age 25 in 1974)

Virginia Fraser

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Anne Summers AO (age 29 in 1974)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.