Among the Chosen: The Life Story of Pat Giles
Spotlighting a woman who was strongly dedicated to improving the lives of the disadvantaged, this biography celebrates the accomplishments of Pat Giles. Her entrance into Parliament as a Labor politician is reviewed, acknowledging that she came on board not as a raw recruit but as an experienced trade unionist, policymaker, feminist campaigner, and grassroots activist. This account reveals a woman whose determination never faltered and whose work ethic never flagged, telling the story of an activist working from within the established order to effect social change.
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