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Celebrating the lives of women at La Trobe

In its 50th year, La Trobe partnered with the Victorian Women’s Trust to embark on a project to ‘square the ledger’ by documenting and celebrating the ordinary and extraordinary lives of women who have walked the halls of the University — as students, educators, and administrators.

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Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy

In 2002 she was awarded the Victorian Aboriginal Women's Award for being involved with Aboriginal Issues for thirty years.

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Destiny Deacon

"I’m glad I got a Diploma of Education at La Trobe University in 1981."

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Doreen Rosenthal

The feminist viewpoints she made in this period have informed her life choices.

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Helen Just (Eleni Kesaris)

She was dedicated to students whose journey in many ways mirrored her own.

Judith Brett

"I was not much of an activist, but I came to believe that intellectual work should contribute to a better-informed and more just and equal society."

Rachael Mah

Growing up, studying and working in culturally diverse countries forged Rachael’s career path.

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Sandra (Sandy) Connor

"One of my favourite parts of nursing on the ward was preceptoring the student nurses."

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Tasneem Chopra

"I returned to postgraduate study after 20 years...There was a soul and a heart to this University."

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Disclaimer: The stories and photos contained in this digital archive (‘Material’) are provided by nominees, nominators of the Square the Ledger project. The opinions and claims expressed in the Material are those of the nominees or nominators themselves. While La Trobe University uses reasonable endeavours to identify and remove any Material which is inappropriate, offensive or defamatory, it does not fact-check the Material and you rely on any information in the Material at your own risk. If you would like to raise a complaint or correction, please contact: squaretheledger@latrobe.edu.au