Doris Blackburn

Doris Blackburn was a life-long worker for peace and social justice from 1915.  She was the second woman elected to the House of Representatives, was part of the Sisterhood for International Peace (known as the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom from 1919), through the International Peace Campaign of the 1930s, was actively opposed to weapons testing in the Woomera Rocket Range in the 1940s and participated in campaigns against atomic testing in the 1950s and 1960s.


Exhibition text by Carolyn Rasmussen