The archive consists of papers regarding the Australian position in respect of equal pay, legal status of women, womens organisations, local government papers; press cuttings. Papers contain Minutes, correspondence, questionnaires, official documents, information sheets and leaflets.
Papers of Norman Mackenzie
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Norman Ian Mackenzie (1921-fl.1986) was born in London, 1921. In 1958 Norman was commissioned by the Social Science Research Council of Australia in Canberra, as a British Scholar to conduct 2 year pioneering survey of the status, social and political roles of women in Australia. Published as Women in Australia (1962). Subsequent and revised editions entitled Women in Society. Upon his return to Britain c.1963 he joined the University of Sussex where he remained until c.1983. He married Jeanne Sampson (?-1986), writer and manuscripts editor; they had two daughters. Together with Jeanne, Norman MacKenzie wrote and edited several biographies including HG Wells, Charles Dickens, and Beatrice Webb.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.
Donated to the Fawcett Library by Norman McKenzie, noted in Fawcett Society Annual report 1962-1963.
Other Finding Aids
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