Loyal tubthumper: Minnie Appleby

Australia, 1984

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This program is an account of the life of Minnie Appleby (nee Birch) who was born in 1900 and died in 1982. Minnie Appleby’s life story echoes the development of women through this century - she was a suffragette, political speaker, communist activist, housewife, mother, working woman and, later in life, women’s liberationist.

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