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Jessie Street : A revised autobiography - Jessie Street

Jessie Street

A revised autobiography

Paperback Published: February 2004
ISBN: 9781862875029
Number Of Pages: 256

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Jessie Street was a key figure in Australian political life for over 50 years. She was the only Australian woman delegate at the founding of the United Nations in 1945; the initiator of the 1967 ?Aboriginal? amendment of the Australian Constitution; the colleague of Pablo Picasso on the World Peace Council Executive; and a controversial promoter of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, known as ?Red Jessie? to a generation of Australians. She led an extraordinary, vivid life. Her autobiography, written with candour and humour, is a guidebook to the 20th century. From Jessie?s early life in the Australian bush, readers join suffragette marches in London; hear civil rights singers in the jazz clubs of New York; visit occupied Egypt, imperial India, outback Australia, Stalin?s Moscow; witness the Anschluss and Sudetenland crises in Europe in 1938; and see the destroyed cities of London, Berlin, Leningrad, and Hiroshima after the Second World War. Her life was one dedicated to peace and justice. The daughter-in-law, wife and mother of three Chief Justices, she met and worked with extraordinary figures such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Astor, Margaret Sanger, Jawaharal Nehru and many others. Her autobiography, first published in 1966, is now reissued, corrected and edited, a sparkling, powerful, bright book that truly reflects Jessie Street?s energy, charm and practical humanitarianism.

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Street's voice comes through strongly and more coherently than before, both as story-teller and as commentator. - Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol 51(1), 2005

The Bushranger DarjeelingA year abroadYulgilbarWycombe Abbey

Oh, My Daughter! A Yugilbar yearNewtown tartsAdventures abroadKeeping a dairy

Work for Women International womenVotes for womenAt Waverley HouseA wedding

Home Service Mrs Jessie StreetThe House Service Company1925Home Training InstituteUnited AssociationsLeague of Nations UnionAround the world

Seeing the World VoyagingDepressionAt homeAt workNursesFarmersTeachersFamiliesNations

A Soviet Summer ItalyLondonPragueBerlinViennaBudapestMoscowKievYaltaFoxtrot in MoscowGenevaParisLondonThe New Deal

Friends and Enemies Reporting backResuming workLast days of the League'Our great ally'A Pacific warA bid for ParliamentWomen at war

War & Peace Occupied AustraliaOccupied womenA Woman's CharterAliens Control CommitteeA United Nations

Waltzing Matilda Seeing the StatesLondon lightsBerlin bereavedMoscow missionLiving in LeningradThe new resistanceThe spirit of IndiaHome again

Epilogue (Selected letters 1940s-1960s) List of Illustrations/ Index

ISBN: 9781862875029
ISBN-10: 1862875022
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: February 2004
Publisher: Federation Press
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1