National Library of Australia
MS 7583 comprises correspondence, board minutes, executive records, conference records and papers relating to submissions and campaigns. There are also papers relating to the International Council of Womenincluding the periodical literature of a number of overseas Councils. The correspondence is both within and outside the organisation and includes correspondence with the Department of Transport, Postmaster General and the International Council of Women (24 boxes).
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn402339).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Records of the National Council of Women of Australia, National Library of Australia, MS 7583, [box number and series and/or file number]'.
The records of the National Council of Women came to the Library in three separate consignments. The first, received in 1976, has been catalogued at MS 5193. The latter two consignments were received in 1985 and 1986 and contain correspondence, conference records, board minutes, executive records, conference records and papers relating to submissions and campaigns.
For records of the Australian Council of Women see MS 5193 - Records of the National Council of Women of Australia, 1936-1972 [manuscript].
The National Council of Women of Australia was established in New South Wales in 1896. It is now an umbrella organisation for eight state and territory councils. It represents over 470 different affiliated organisations and over 700 associate members, reaching more than three million women throughout Australia. The Council is non-party-political and non-sectarian and encourages the participation of women in all facets of community life.
The Council is an active affiliated member of the International Council of Women, a federation of non-government organisations in many countries.
The National Council of Women has United Nations Consultative status.