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In Victoria, two organisations addressed themselves to the problem of boosting the participation of women in local government: the Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) and the Women's Electoral Lobby. From the early 1960s women in local government was the sole preoccupation of ALGWA. ALGWA emanated from a meeting of women held in Canberra from 12-15 October 1951 on the last evening of the Jubilee Women's Convention, an aspect of the Commonwealth of Australia Jubilee Year.
These women included several who were involved in local government who 'found they had so much in common of vital interest to themselves alone they felt it should not end there'. The first National Executive included a president, Councillor Ellen Weeks of Alexandria Shire in Victoria and Councillor Nola Barber, Chelsea, as Vice-President. Ellen gave great service to the Alexandria Shire and to women in local government across Australia.
Reviewed 26 May 2022