Read, Irene Victoria (1880-1972)

Also known as
Phillips, Irene Victoria (1880-1972)
Read, Irene Victoria, (OBE) (1880-1972)
Field of activity
Charity Worker; Community Worker; Philanthropist; Charity
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-775087

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Irene Victoria Read (1880-1972), charity and community worker, was born on 29 August 1880 in Sydney, fourth of five surviving children of Henry Phillips, Sydney-born accountant, and his Scottish wife Margaret...

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Irene Read was active in many women's associations and charities in the first half of the twentieth century. During World War 2 she was very active in the Women's Australian National Services, an organisation she helped to found of which she was Executive Chairwoman from 1942 until the demise of the organization in 1948.

Irene Read began her career as a volunteer welfare worker at the age of twenty, with the Sydney Medical Mission. Belonging to an influential Sydney network of prominent professional and philanthropic women engaged in community work, she was a member of the Women's Club by 1908 and while president (1925-29) was its delegate on the National Council of Women of New South Wales (executive-member, 1928). She chaired the ladies' committee of the Havilah Church of England Children's Home and was a council-member (1931-54) of the women's central auxiliary of the New South Wales Society for Crippled Children. In 1936 she joined the Women's Executive Committee and the Women's Advisory Council for Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations and in 1938 was appointed O.B.E.

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Australian Women's Register

  • (Organisation) National Council of Women of New South Wales (1896 - )
  • (Organisation) The Women's Club (1901 - ?)

    <p>Irene Read joined the Women's Club in 1908 and was president in the years 1929-29 and 1933.</p>

  • (Organisation) Rachel Forster Hospital for Women and Children (1925 - 1963)

    <p>Irene Read was recruited to join the committee of the Hospital and later she became chairman of committees (1927) and president of the board (1930-1950)</p>

  • (Organisation) Sydney Girls High School (1883 - )
  • (Person) Littlejohn, Emma Linda Palmer (1883 - 1949)

    <p>Linda Littlejohn and Irene Read were both members of the board of the Women's Australian National Services.</p>

Resources for Irene Victoria Read

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Read, Irene Victoria
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds.)
    [2014]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  3. Read, Irene Victoria (1881-1972)
    Weatherburn, Hilary
    [2006]
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  4. Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  5. Women in Australia : an annotated guide to records
    Daniels, Kay, Murnane, Mary, Picot, Anne and National Research Program (Australia)
    [Canberra]
    Published: Australian Government Publishing Service
  6. Irene Victoria Read papers, pictorial material and relics, 1839-1951
    [3 cartons : 1839 - 1951]
    Series: Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
    Contents include correspondence 1914-1945, folders relating to her activities, letters and certificates of her husband, Dr. W. H. Read, papers relating to World War I and World War II, and miscellaneous papers relating to her father Henry Phillips, 1857-1896.
    MLMSS 2836 (K22194-K22196)

Resources by Irene Victoria Read (2)

  1. Irene Victoria Read papers, pictorial material and relics, 1839-1951
    Read, Irene Victoria, 1880-1972
    [ Unpublished : 1839-1951 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Papers
    Read, Irene Victoria, 1880-1972
    [ Unpublished : 1839-1951 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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Resources about Irene Victoria Read (2)

  1. Read family papers, 1874-1952
    Read family
    [ Unpublished : 1874-1952 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Photographs and realia of the people and site of the Rachel Forster Hospital of Redfern, NSW, 1915, 1954-1975
    [ Photograph : 1975 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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