Earlier this year, the Branch lost one of its most loved and admired members, Edna Ryan. Born in inner Sydney in 1904, Edna devoted her life to the cause of social justice for Australian working women. I To commemorate Edna's remarkable achievements as a feminist, trade unionist, political activist and labour historian, Sydney Branch member Rosemary Webb has penned the following fascinating overview of Edna's life and work. Rosemary is currently undertaking doctoral thesis research on women and trade unions in inter-war Australia within the School of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour at the University of New South Wales.
Webb, R 1997, 'Vale Edna Ryan (1904-1997): feminist, trade unionist, political activist and labour historian, The Hummer, vol. 2, no. 8.
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