Inglis, Amirah

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Inglis, Amirah

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1926 - 2015

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Amirah Inglis was born on 7 December 1926 in Brussels and migrated to Melbourne in 1929. She was educated at MacRobertson Girls' High School and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BA Hons in history, later studying at Canberra University College. Inglis was a member of the Communist Party of Australia from 1945-1962. From 1948 to 1950 she worked on the Communist weekly, The Guardian. She has worked as a Librarian, research assistant and as a teacher in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Inglis has written essays, articles and reviews including two books on Papua New Guinea, and Australians in the Spanish Civil War (Allen & Unwin, 1987) which she researched while at the Australian National University in 1986.

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historian; political activist; teacher

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Australians in Spain Memorial Appeal Committee (1992 - 1993)

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1992 - 1993

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Secretary of the Memorial Committee

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Entered from deposit description on 21 September 2011

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The Australian Women's Register, http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE0445b.htm (accessed on 21 September 2011)
Amirah Inglis interviewed by Peter Biskup, National Library of Australia
Amirah Inglis interviewed by Sarah Dowse, National Library of Australia

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