From time to time, the Library holds a special event. These events will be publicised on the website, our Facebook page and in the newsletter.
In 2012 there were three special events. On 15 May, the Library hosted the launch by the Hon Julie Collins, Federal Minister for the Status of Women, of the Women’s Statement 2012 — Achievements and Budget Measures. Some 60 representatives of key national women’s organisations and major Sydney groups attended. It was an opportunity to discuss, network and view the Library and was a great success.
On 13 September, the Library presented a special lunch hour talk, Feminism and Fashion, as part of NSW History Week, the theme of which was Threads. Dr Beverley Kingston, well known historian, author and Library Board member, gave an entertaining and informative talk, looking at the ways changing fashions have intersected with feminism from the late 19th century. An edited version of the talk is in the November 2012 newsletter.
On 25 October, the Hon Tanya Plibersek, Federal Minister for Health and Library member, launched the book, Chinese Australian Women’s Stories, a joint Library and Chinese Heritage Association of Australia project at a festive dinner in Sydney. The Library hopes that this will be the first of a series of publications about immigrant women’s lives. The book is on sale for $15 at the Library.
In 2013, on 15 May a special tribute was held at the Library for Dr Una Gault, psychologist, feminist and a member of the Library. She was a founding member of the Australian Psychologist Society and the Women and Psychology group. A report on the tribute is in the July 2013 newsletter.