Zelda D’Aprano, activist

Archives and Special Collections

The union and labour movement records held at University of Melbourne Archives document the long history of the struggle for the rights of women as workers. They include company and union records on the 1907 family wage decision, the many campaigns for equal pay, the establishment of female-only unions and many other industrial campaigns and issues. Staunch feminist, labour unionist, and pay justice advocate, Zelda D’Aprano had a profound and everlasting impact on the women’s movement and labour movements within Australia.