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STREET, Jessie Mary Grey

Also known as: née Lillingston, Lady Street

Born: 18/04/1889

Died: 02/07/1970

Special Achievements:

1945 - First Australian Woman Delegate to the United Nations.

Additional Information:

Passionate about rights of women, aborigines, workers and the poor.
1943-1946 - Organised The Women's Charter Conference.


Resources

  • References

    Symons, Emma-Kate.  Streets ahead.  The Australian.  March 9, 2004:11.


  • References

    Coltheart, Lenore.  (2005, August).  The Legacy of Jessie Street.  National Library of Australia News, 3-6.


  • References

    Jessie Mary Grey Street.  (2010, September 23).  Retrieved from http:// http://www.abc.net.au/dynastie...


  • References

    (date unknown).  Jessie Grey and Sir Laurence Street.  The New Weekly, 23.


  • References

    (1999, December 18-19).  Australian Women.  The Australian Magazine, 30.


  • References

    Simpson, Colin.  (1945, May 14).  A Woman’s Hopes of UNCIO.  Woman, 54.


  • References

    (date unknown).  The greatest problem is getting into the place.  magazine unknown, page unknown.


  • Image - Jessie Street

    A portrait of Jessie Street wearing her House of Grey pendant Author: FelixFarley

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Jessie Street.jpg


  • Image - Jessie addressing delegates at the establishment of the United Nations Charter

    Description: A picture taken in San Francisco of Jessie addressing her female delegate compatriots at the establishment of the United Nations Charter Date: 31 July 1945 Author: FelixFarley

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Jessie Street 1944.jpg


  • Image - Jessie Street at the United Women's Conference

    Mrs Jessie Street at the United Women's Conference in San Francisco, 19 May 1945. Photo by Sam Rosenberg

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Jessie Street at the UN.jpg