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The Jessie Street Gardens are dedicated to the achievements of Australian Women.
Jessie Mary Grey Street was an Australian suffragette, feminist and human rights campaigner. She was a key figure in Australian political life for over 50 years, from the women's suffrage struggle in England to the removal of Australia's constitutional discrimination against Aboriginal people in 1967. She is recognised both in Australia and internationally for her activism in women's rights, social justice and peace.
|Address:||Loftus Street , Sydney, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.862433|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 7th December, 1990|
Council of the City of Sydney.
JESSIE STREET GARDENS WAS OPENED ON
FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER 1990
BY THE LADY MAYORESS OF SYDNEY
MRS. CANDY BINGHAM
IN THE PRESENCE OF
THE RT. HON THE LORD MAYOR OF SYDNEY
ALDERMAN JEREMY BINGHAM
SIR LAURENCE STREET, AC, KMG
AND DEDICATED TO
THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF AUSTRALIAN WOMEN.
L.P. Carter OBE Town Clerk
JESSIE STREET 1889-1970
Jessie Street campaigned tirelessly throughout her life for women's rights, social justice reforms and international peace. Co-founder of the United Association of Women, she was an activist in the struggle for equal pay for equal work. In 1945 Jessie Street was a member of the Australian delegation to the San Francisco Conference which establisshed the United Nations organisation. She helped lead the movement that resulted in the successful referendum to eliminate constitutional discrimination against Aborigines.