Histories of OWN

Learn more about our past

Publications

We are lucky to have had some of our history documented to provide some context on our beginnings.

These publications are also a framework for our continued work of fighting for the rights of older women to independence, self-fulfillment, care, dignity and participation in society.

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DOROTHY CORA – VISION & VITALITY

To find out about the various activities of OWN and how they came about, this book is a ‘must’ read.

The dedication which women have shown over the years to get new groups up and running, how these women fought campaigns for homeless, battered, and ignored women, is a real eye opener.

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CENTRE STAGE – HISTORY OF THE OWN THEATRE GROUP

Centre Stage provides a social and political context for the emergence of the Theatre Group in the mid- to late-eighties, and covers its progress from 1990 to 2004.  

Along the way it gives a highly readable ‘warts and all’ account of the journey of this remarkable group of older women from raw amateurs to near-professionals and their hilarious adventures.

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NOREEN HEWETT

A portrait of an amazing woman who, among many other achievements, midwifed OWN into life with tenacity, passion and intelligence, and then worked tirelessly over many years to ensure its survival.

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OWN NEWCASTLE

This covers the period from the inception of the Older Women’s Network (Newcastle) Inc. in 1994 to the Annual General Meeting in July 2009.

It is intended to form part of a combined history of all the groups that make up the Older Women’s Network (NSW) Inc. and the Older Women’s Network (Australia) Inc.

Resources

The web is full of useful information

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