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1974: Adelaide’s squatted women’s shelter

In 1974, inspired by tales of post-war squatting, members of South Australia’s women’s liberation movement set up one of Adelaide’s first women’s shelters in a squatted house in Brompton that had been earmarked for road building. The following excerpts from Sylvia Kinder’s 1980 Herstory of Adelaide Women’s Liberation, 1969-74 detail some of the trials and … Continue reading »

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Well that is the kind of quality scanning you can expect from the Australian Squatting Museum, I guess. Elsie undoubtedly deserves better – it was the first refuge in Australia (the world?) for survivors of domestic violence and, yes, it was originally a squat. Anne Summers describes the opening in her memoir, Ducks on the … Continue reading »

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