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The fountain commemorates the fifteenth conference of the International Federation of University Women held in August 1965.

The International Federation of University Women (IFUW), renamed Graduate Women International (GWI), is an international organization for women university graduates. IFUW was founded in the wake of the First World War by both British and North American college and university workers who were hoping to contribute to congenial relations between women of different nationalities. Nearly 90 years later, GWI continues to advocate for women's rights, equality and empowerment through the access to quality secondary and tertiary education, and training up to the highest levels. The goal is for 100% of girls and women worldwide to achieve an education beyond primary school.

Note: The Australian Federation of University Women (who presented the fountain) founded in 1922, is the national umbrella organisation for state Federations of University Women in Australia. 


Address:Campbell Road, Campbell Place, University of Queensland, St Lucia, 4067
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.496946
Long: 153.014524
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event Start Date:19-August-1965
Actual Event End Date:26-August-1965


Front Inscription

To commemorate the Fifteenth Conference of the International Federation of University Women held on this Campus

August 19th - 26th 1965.

Presented by the Australian Federation of University Women. 

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au