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Women’s History

Strong Black Women: the Me Too Movement and Aboriginal Women

"Robyn’s twin attributes of both being a strong Black woman, as well as her disconnectedness from activist circles, is the driving force behind my wanting to speak to her about these issues; I am keenly interested in her views on feminism, violence against Aboriginal women and children, and the Me Too Movement."

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Begin as you mean to go on: talking friendship with Leanne Miller + Duré Dara OAM

VWT Board Member Leanne Miller is a proud woman of the Dhulanyagen Ulupna Clan, Yorta Yorta nation, and the Executive Director of Koorie Women Mean Business. She has worked together with Duré Dara OAM, former restauranteur and social worker, for over two decades. This is how it all began.

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Peggy O’Neal, Richmond Football Club President, Made Honorary Doctor of Law

Swinburne University recognised the life and work of Peggy O'Neal, by awarding her an Honorary Doctorate of Law. Her acceptance speech (republished here) spans her formative years in a coal mining town in the Appalachian Mountains to becoming President of the Richmond Football Club – the first woman in AFL history to ever do so. Read her speech in full.

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Zelda’s work as a progressive woman will continue to live on

"I hope it’s neither too cute nor impertinent to say that Zelda was my elder. Not in a familial sense, of course, and not just on the obvious score, in that she was older than me. I mean in a spiritual sense. Zelda was a leader, an authority figure, and I looked up to her, from a reverent distance." Dr. Clare Wright gave this speech at Zelda D'Aprano's Memorial on the 23rd March 2018.

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