JoaneBook - 2015
Joan Child led a remarkable life. A genuine trailblazer, she carved a path for young women across the nation. The widowed, sole parent and mother of five sons supported them by cleaning other people's houses and working as a hospital cook before she rose to become Labor's first woman Member of the House of Representatives, Australia's first woman Speaker of the House and Australia's Permanent Delegate to the European Parliament. At the same time she managed to care for her frail and elderly parents who lived with her! Joan Child entered Parliament in 1974, midway through the boisterous times of the Whitlam Government - sitting in the House on the day of infamous Dismissal - and left as Paul Keating was challenging Bob Hawke for the Prime Ministership. She gained an astonishing 9
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : G. and E. Johnstone, 2015.
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource.
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