Jessie Street ~ Australian Activist Ahead of Her Time

A great Australian.

Random Phoughts

Day 346 of Colourisation Project – April 18

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. 

She was the only Australian woman delegate at the founding of the United Nations in 1945; the initiator of the 1967 ‘Aboriginal’ amendment of the Australian Constitution; and a colleague of Pablo Picasso on the World Peace Council Executive.

Jessie Street Passport Photo   ~   Jessie Street  1915  –   Coloured by Loredana Crupi

Born on this day, 18 April 1889, Jessie Street was a humanitarian who lived by the principle that all people are equal. Her life was one of dedication to social reform, peace and justice. One of Australia’s leading feminists of the 20th century, she was recognised internationally for her activism in social justice causes.

The daughter-in-law, wife and mother of three Chief Justices, she was despite her privileged background, known as ‘Red Jessie’ to a…

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