More Than a Hat and Glove Brigade - The Story of the Union of Australian Women

Author(s): Barbara Curthoys; Audrey McDonald

Politics | Women

First Published in 1996
Copyright © Union of Australian Women
All rights reserved


This book is about the Union of Australian Women which was formed in 1950, emerging from the New Housewives Association. It tells the story of the UAW's rapid development in all states, to become an outspoken campaigner around such issues as peace, equal pay, International Women's Day, Aboriginal rights and independence. Discussed in the book is the way, in its early years, the organisation came under the surveillance of ASIO. Incidents, humorous and not so humorous are referred to, one ASIO officer describing the UAW as a "monstrous regiment of women". The story of UAW member's dedication and determination over 45 years makes engrossing reading.



This publication contains important contemporary lessons of the courage and commitment of women of the UAW to the status of women everywhere. The UAW steadfastly maintained its truly international perceptive throughout these difficult years. Patricia Giles, Former Senator for Western Australia (1981 - 83)


I am delighted the UAW has recorded its activities within Australia and abroad. The ANC Women's Section benefited a lot from the assistance given by the UAW; the support which carried throughout the struggle 'till the emergence of the new South Africa. Gertrude Shope, Member of the South African Parliament.


2nd-hand very good condition but dedication inside



Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780949861160
  • : Union of Australian Women National Committee
  • : November 1996
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Barbara Curthoys; Audrey McDonald
  • : Paperback
  • : 305.4/06/094
  • : 179