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'THE QUALITY AND NOT ONLY THE QUANTITY OF AUSTRALIA'S PEOPLE' Ruby Rich and the Racial Hygiene Association of NSW

Rees, Anne

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This article is an examination of Ruby Rich (1888-1988), an Australian feminist, concert pianist, Zionist, pacifist and eugenicist. Although much lauded by her peers, Rich has gone largely unexamined by historians, particularly in contrast to the recent research on her feminist contemporaries Mary Montgomerie Bennett and Bessie Rischbieth. I draw attention to Rich's remarkable life and varied experiences, and use her example to explore the relationship between feminism and eugenics in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53995
Source: Australian Feminist Studies
DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2012.648262

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