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Representations of feminism in the Australian print media: the case of Pat O’Shane

Lilburn, Sandra


Pat O'Shane is a sometimes controversial public figure who has maintained a media profile alongside her public service roles as head of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and as a magistrate in New South Wales. Born in Northern Queensland to an Aboriginal mother and Irish father, O'Shane describes an early life of family poverty and discrimination in school. She recalls being subject to both racist and sexist taunts. Despite a period of mental illness and an early divorce, O'Shane has, by any...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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