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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

Currently on display: Gallery Five (John Schaeffer Gallery)

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Artist and subject

Carol Jerrems (age 25 in 1974)

Virginia Fraser

Outback Press

Anne Summers AO (age 29 in 1974)

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