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ISBN: 9781921696022
Pages: 288
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Among the Chosen: The Life Story of Pat Giles

Written by Lekkie HopkinsLynn Roarty

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Pat Giles was dedicated to improving the lives of the disadvantaged. As an ALP Senator in the Hawke and Keating governments, she entered parliament not as a raw recruit, but as an experienced trade unionist, policy maker, feminist campaigner and grassroots activist.

This is the story of a woman whose determination never faltered, whose work ethic never flagged, the story of an activist working from within the established order to effect social change.


Pages: 288
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781921696022
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Lekkie Hopkins

Dr Lekkie Hopkins is a feminist academic in the Women’s Studies programme in the School of Psychology and Social Science at Edith Cowan University. Her professional background is as an archivist, radio broadcaster, oral historian, literary critic and teacher. She is particularly interested in the history of social protest and in exploring creative ways to […]

Lynn Roarty

Dr Lynn Roarty is a Research Fellow at Curtin University. Her professional background includes working in various positions in the public sector, as a teacher, and in research, and she has an academic background in women’s studies, education, and literature/journalism. She has particular interests in the social determinants of health, women’s health, epistemology, and interdisciplinary/feminist […]