From lunchroom to boardroom: records of oral history project, Women in the Labor movement, 1930-1970 interview with Connie Healy, 18 Nov 1991

Trades and Labor Council of Queensland. Women's Equal Opportunity Committee (1991) From lunchroom to boardroom: records of oral history project, Women in the Labor movement, 1930-1970 interview with Connie Healy, 18 Nov 1991. (Trades and Labor Council of Queensland Women's Equal Opportunity Committee Collection, UQFL300)

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Creator Trades and Labor Council of Queensland. Women's Equal Opportunity Committee
Title From lunchroom to boardroom: records of oral history project, Women in the Labor movement, 1930-1970 interview with Connie Healy, 18 Nov 1991
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1991-11-18
Recording Date 1991-11-18
Place of Recording Enoggera, Brisbane
Geographic co-ordinates

153.000280,-27.410634 152.948362,-27.410634 152.948362,-27.442322 153.000280,-27.442322 153.000280,-27.410634

Year available 2013
Contributor Public Sector Union (Australia). Queensland Branch
Collie, Therese, 1953-
Pechey, Susan, 1941-
Healy, Constance, 1923
Series Trades and Labor Council of Queensland Women's Equal Opportunity Committee Collection, UQFL300
Type audio/wav
Original Format 3 reels (1 hr., 12 min., 52 sec.) : analog, 2 track.
Source Trades and Labor Council of Queensland Women's Equal Opportunity Committee Collection, UQFL300, Box 1, reel 16, 17 and 18
Duration 1 hr., 11 min., 44 sec.
Language eng
Rights For all enquiries about this work, please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library.
Formatted Abstract/Summary
From Lunchroom to Boardroom was an oral history project by historian Therese Collie and visual artist Judith Hewitson. Funded in 1991 by the Australia Council, and supported by the Oral History Association of Queensland, the Union of Australian Women and the Trades and Labour Council. The objective of the project was to record the stories of a wide variety of women who participated in the Queensland labor movement from the 1930s though to the 1970s.

Interviews were conducted by Therese Collie. Transcripts of the interviews were compiled by Sue Pechey. Interviews with Joyce Murphy, Ivy Willey, Jenny Prohaska, Alice Hughes, Ivy Neilsen, Jean Bowden, Marie Crisp, Constance Healy, Jean O'Connor, Ida Welsh, Vi Cox, Susie Dickson, Frances Bishop, Julba Julba Woman Dance Troupe, Loma Thompson, Pat Bowe, Bessie Lymburner, and Elena Timms.
Keyword Trades and Labor Council of Queensland. Women's Equal Opportunity Committee
Public Sector Union (Australia). Queensland Branch
Collie, Therese, 1953-
Healy, Constance, 1923- -- Interviews
Workers' Education Dramatic Society
New Theatre (Brisbane, Qld.)
Unity Theatre (Brisbane, Qld.)
Theater -- Political aspects
Communist Party of Australia
Communism -- Australia
Trade unionists -- Australia -- History
Women -- Employment -- Australia
Women labor union members -- Australia
Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia
Transcript
Transcript compiled by Sue Pechey.
Additional Notes Therese Collie interviews Connie Healy. Constance (Connie) Healy grew up in Brisbane. She worked for the Waterside Workers' Federation, and, from the 1930s, became heavily involved with the Unity/New Theatre and the Communist Party of Australia. After the second World War, which claimed the life of her first husband, she married prominent Queensland union leader, Mick Healy. Her interest in theatre and her involvement in political activity continued throughout the postwar decades. She was particularly active in the struggle for justice for Aboriginal people. (Information from Connie Healy Collection, UQFL191, Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library).

Connie talks of her early life and working life; the Unity/New Theatre; Waterside Workers' Union, she was Ted Englardt's secretary; joining the Communist Party of Australia; Clerks' Union and Bank Officers' Association; her husband Mick Healy; Secretary of the Eureka Youth League; Daisy Marcositi; prominent political figures like Max Julius, Brian Fitzpatrick, Paul Robeson, and Sir Hewlitt Johnson; and her views of the current issues for women.

Document type: Audio Document
Collection: Fryer Library
 
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