# 38447

JERREMS, Carol (1949 - 1980); FRASER, Virginia (1947 - 2021)

A book about Australian women

$1,000.00 AUD

Photographs by Carol Jerrems. Text edited by Virginia Fraser. Melbourne : Outback Press, 1974. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (a few light handling marks), ex-libris bookplate inside upper wrapper, pp.141; [3], illustrated in black and white traces of light foxing to preliminaries, a very good copy. Design and layout of the photographic pages by Carol Jerrems. Includes portraits of Ann Summers, Bobby Sykes, Carol Jerrems, Dawn Fitzpatrick, Ewa Pachucka, Grace Cossington Smith, Jackie Mitelman, Jennie Boddington, Joy Jerrems, Kate Fitzpatrick, Kath Walker, Linda Jackson, Linda Piper, Margaret Tucker, Rosslyn Johnson, Sandy Mitchel, Thancoupie, Virginia Fraser and many other Australian women.

‘A book about Australian women was published on the eve of International Women’s Year and following the establishment of the Office for Women’s Affairs by the Whitlam government in 1973. The book, described as a ‘collective portrait’, featured interviews by writer and artist Virginia Fraser, along with 131 photographs by Carol Jerrems of women from various walks of life. Some, such as Wendy Saddington, were already well known; others, such as Anne Summers, subsequently became prominent in their fields.’ – National Portrait Gallery website https://portrait.gov.au/portraits/SC7.2012.2/a-book-about-australian-women

Rare, a very good copy.