CreatorNOW (Wollongong, N.S.W.)Date1965-1970DescriptionThe Wollongong based New Opportunities for Women (NOW) group was formed as a result of a Workers' Educational Association (WEA) weekend school for women. The inaugural meeting was held on 11 August 1965 at the WEA Institute in Corrimal Street, Wollongong. The group was concerned with all matters relating to women. Special emphasis was given to the alleviation of female unemployment problems in Wollongong, including the provision of child care facilities. An employment agency was established specifically for women, however due to the increasing difficulty of providing sufficient voluntary personnel to staff the agency, it was closed on 11 December 1969. The NOW group itself ceased to exist soon afterwards. The final meeting was held on 9 March 1970.
This collection comprises various correspondence, minutes and financial records of the New Opportunities for Women (NOW) group.Collection NameNew Opportunities for Women (NOW)UOW Archival Collection Inventories