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Teacher for Justice


Figure 2.1: Lucy in her early days of teaching.

Figure 3.1: This Newcastle Sun photo showed the soup kitchens for the children of locked-out and striking miners.

Figure 3.2: Erskineville was a working-class industrial suburb that had been badly affected by the Depression.

Figure 4.1: Class 2C, 1947, in which Beverley Bates (née Langley) is front row (marked with cross) and Virginia Watton is in the second row, just behind and to Beverley’s right.

Figure 4.2: Elsie Rivett c. 1926, co-founder of the Erskineville Children’s Club and Library and long-time Peace activist.

Figure 4.3: The Children’s Club and Library on Rochford St, Erskineville, which Lucy helped to establish and of which she was a co-director.

Figure 4.4: Children at the Children’s Library, including Beverley’s friend Virginia Watton in the middle.

Figure 4.5: Beverley Bates from the Pix story about the Children’s Library.

Figure 4.6: Beverley Bates (centre) shared her memories of Lucy and Erskineville in an interview for this project.

Figure 5.1: Lucy c. 1930s, at the height of her union organising.

Figure 5.2: Lucy Woodcock as caricatured (affectionately) in the Teachers Federation journal Education in January 1939.

Figure 6.1: Photograph of Lotte Fink (on left) and Lucy, talking and smoking, in Lotte’s back yard in Sydney in the 1930s.

Figure 7.1: Lucy Woodcock on the executive of the Teachers Federation with her allies in the campaign for the role of education in a vision of Australia’s democratic future.

Figure 7.2: ‘Sees New Vistas for Education’. Sketch of Lucy for article in Smith’s Weekly about her election to the University of Sydney Senate.

Figure 9.1: The shops in front of Lucy’s flat in upper 215A George Street where she spent most of her time and where all her political activities were carried out – the NEF met there, the NSW Peace Council met there and the Aboriginal-Australian Fellowship was created there.

Figure 9.2: Kapila Khandvala and Mithan Lam at the 1946 Australian Woman’s Charter meeting.

Figure 9.3: Lucy on the Teachers’ Certification Committee 1943 – this shows both how she was often the only woman and how diminutive she was.

Figure 10.1: The women on the organising committee for this 1953 conference, including Lucy and Elsie Rivett, attempted to address women’s interests and tailor communication strategies towards women who were not in unions or existing peace organisations.

Figure 10.2: A photograph of the only known remaining poster for the NSW Convention on Peace and War in November 1953.

Figure 10.3: Front page of Tribune, 7 October 1953, shows one of the earliest recognitions by Australia’s Communist Party that living Aboriginal people were threatened by atomic testing, rather than an isolated culture.

Figure 11.1: Jessie and Lucy sharing a drink and a laugh during this 1954–55 trip.

Figure 11.2: The focus of Jessie’s reports: the high-level diplomatic meetings during the trip.

Figure 11.3: Lucy, Jessie Street and Anasuya Gyan Chand, Maharashtrian NFIW leader and cooperative advocate, in Lodhi Gardens, New Delhi, 1954.

Figure 11.4: Jessie Street, Lucy and Padma Narasimhan, Madras women’s activist, (possibly) during the Madras Peace Conference, 25 December 1954.

Figure 11.5: Visiting Kapila Khandvala in Bombay, 1955.

Figure 12.1: Helsinki Peace Conference, June 1955, program cover.

Figure 12.2: Teachers Federation executive group, c. 1953.

Figure 14.1: Lucy at International Women’s Day outdoor rally with Enid Hampson (Union of Australian Women, in striped dress) with Tom Wright (Sheet Metal Workers Union) speaking, IWD 1962 at Wynyard Park.

Figure 14.2: Lucy on delegation to China late in 1964 as guest of the National Chinese Women’s Council.

Figure 14.3: Portrait of Lucy in the sunny sitting room of her George Street flat, overlooking the Quay, Sydney Harbour.

Figure 15.1: Lucy Woodcock with Sam Lewis, Ethel Teerman Lewis and a friend at Sam’s farewell event.

Figure 15.2: Opening of the Lucy Woodcock Hall, Erskineville Public School. Heather Goodall with Kit Edwards, 2016.

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