Australia

Scope and Content

Majority of items date from 1942-1950

Consists of:

- manuscript notes with facts and figures about reported cases of venereal disease (1920)

- typescript 'The storm bell rings. VD legislation in Australia' by Ada Bromham

- letters concerning campaign against compulsory notification and examination of prostitutes in Queensland and New South Wales

- carbon copy of national security (venereal diseases and contraceptives) regulations (1942)

- letters concern sending publications

- typescript of resolutions adopted at Australian Women's Conference Sydney 1943

- correspondence concerning compulsory notification and treatment of venereal disease - one letter with Prime Minister John Curtin (1944-1946)

Publications:

- page from 'The Medical Officer' on control of venereal diseases dated 24 Jan 1914

- 'Report of the second (biennial) conference' British Dominions Woman Suffrage Union 1916

- 'Commonwealth of Australia. Department of Trade and Customs. Committee concerning causes of death and invalidity in the commonwealth. Report on venereal diseases' 1916

- 'Commonwealth of Australia. Department of Trade and Customs. Committee concerning causes of death and invalidity in the commonwealth. Report on diphtheria' 1916

- various pages from 'The Medical Journal of Australia' concerning treatment of venereal disease (1919, 1922-1924, 1937)

- 'The working of a clinic for venereal disease in women. An address to the National Society for Combating Venereal Disease, Cape Town' (1921)

- galley proof for 'The Shield' on venereal diseases (1922)

- 'League of Nations. Health Organisation. Public Health Services in Australia' by Dr JHL Cumpston and Dr Frank McCallum, 1926

- 'Venereal disease in New South Wales' page from 'Medical Journal of Australia' 16 May 1936

- 'Statutory rules' 1942 no 377 and 1943 no 166 'National Security (Venereal Diseases and Contraceptives) Regulations and Amendments

- 'Georgii VI Regis AD 1947 no 51 of 1947. Act to provide for the treatment of venereal diseases and to repeal the Venereal diseases Act 1920-1935'

- journal 'The Dawn' vol 26, no 7, no 9 (Jan and Mar 1947) vol 27, no 2, no 6 (Nov 1947 and Mar 1948) (consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue for copies)

- pamphlet 'VD legislation. How it works' 1946 (manuscript notes)

Press cuttings:

- 'Health of South Australia' from 'Municipal Engineering and Sanitary Record' dated 5 Jul 1945

- 'Control of VD' Nov 1946 (publication not clear)

- 'Venereal diseases' from 'The Lancet' dated 5 Aug 1922