Also known as: née Jackson
Died: 23/5/1975Special Achievements:
1923 - She became the first woman to graduate with a Bachelor of Divinity, Melbourne College of Divinity.
1927 - Winifred became the first woman ordained as a minister of the Congregational Church, making her the first woman to be ordained to the ministry of any church in Australia. There were no female clergy ordained in other denominations until the late 1960s and 1970s.
In 1930, Winifred Kiek began lecturing at Parkin College, Adelaide. Though never a militant feminist, Winifred Kief championed sexual equality and the women's movement from her arrival in South Australia, joining the newly founded National Council of Women. This commitment endured, and she was consistently active in women's organisations.
Margaret Knauerhase, Winifred: the story of Winifred Kiek, the first woman to be ordained to the Christian ministry in Australia, 1884-1975, Cumberland Park, South Australia, 1978. See the National Library for more information on this book, https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/R...