Inglis, Amirah

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Inglis, Amirah

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1926 - 2015


Amirah Inglis was born on 7 December 1926 in Brussels and migrated to Melbourne in 1929. She was educated at MacRobertson Girls' High School and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BA Hons in history, later studying at Canberra University College. Inglis was a member of the Communist Party of Australia from 1945-1962. From 1948 to 1950 she worked on the Communist weekly, The Guardian. She has worked as a Librarian, research assistant and as a teacher in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Inglis has written essays, articles and reviews including two books on Papua New Guinea, and Australians in the Spanish Civil War (Allen & Unwin, 1987) which she researched while at the Australian National University in 1986.


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historian; political activist; teacher

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Australians in Spain Memorial Appeal Committee (1992 - 1993)

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1992 - 1993

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Secretary of the Memorial Committee

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Entered from deposit description on 21 September 2011




The Australian Women's Register, (accessed on 21 September 2011)
Amirah Inglis interviewed by Peter Biskup, National Library of Australia
Amirah Inglis interviewed by Sarah Dowse, National Library of Australia

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