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Arnot, Jean Fleming (1903–1995)

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Jean Fleming Arnot (1903-1995) librarian, trade unionist, and women’s rights activist

Birth: 23rd April 1903, Pymble, NSW. Daughter of James Fleming Arnot, bank accountant and later bookseller and lending library proprietor, and his wife Jane, née Thorn. Death: 27th September 1995, Sydney.

  • Grew up in Pymble, NSW; joined Public Library of NSW, 1921.
  • active in Public Service Union, NSW 1920s-1968
  • equal pay activist, delivering landmark speech at PSU conference, 1937, winning union gold medal
  • 1947 one of first women to attend Biennial Conference of Australian Public Service Federation.
  • Upon retirement in 1968 was head cataloguer at State Library.

Red Tape
, November 1988; SMH, 22 April 1993;

This person appears as a part of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 19. [View Article]

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