The role of the women during the Great Depression has often been neglected in the telling of Australian history. Using archival footage, this film illustrates the hardships and the political struggles women faced in a time of political and economic upheaval.
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16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)