- AU AU-MTC 093/10
The National Council of Women of New South Wales was established at a meeting held on 26 June 1896. The objects of the Council were to promote:
- Sympathy of thought and purpose among the people of New South Wales
- The social, civil, moral and religious welfare of the community
- such conditions of life as will assure to every child an opportunity for full and free development; and to form a link with National Councils of Women in other countries through the National Council of Women of Australia and the International Council of Women.
Members of the Council included both organisations committed to improving the status of women and their families and individual members.
Both at the state and federal levels there were standing Committee for many issues relating to women including the arts, children and families, education, environment, health, housing, international relations and peace, laws and suffrage, the media, migration, social welfare and employment
Councils were established in other states of Australia and in 1931 the National Council of Women of Australia was established and the state organisations were affiliated with it. The NCWA is affiliated with the International Council of Women. The National Council of Women of Australia was incorporated on 28 November 1988. Triennial Conferences were held for some years. There are full records of the Conference for 1973-76.
The Deaconess Institute was a member of the Council and Mary Andrews was associated with the Council since 1976 And served on the Executive at least in the following years 1976-7, 1982, 1984, 1987 and 1991.
Andrews, Mary Maria