ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0035 Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association (Canberra City)

Scope and Content Notes 

Call Number

HMSS 0035

Collection

Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association (Canberra City)

Date Range

1996-2010

Quantity

0.26 m (2 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

open 

Copying Conditions research and study only, no publication
Related Collections

HMSS 0024 Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association (ACT)

HMSS 0286 Gabrielle Watt Papers

In 1928, in Honolulu, a group of women with international concerns, hoping to promote peace through understanding and friendship, convened to establish the Pan Pacific Women's Association. In 1955, the name was changed to Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association to more accurately reflect the organisation's expanding area of interest at its first international conference.

PPSEAWA's Mission Statement:

  1. To strengthen the bonds of peace by promoting better understanding and fostering friendship among all women of the Pacific and Southeast Asia;
  2. To initiate and promote cooperation among the women of these regions for the study and improvement of social, economic, and cultural conditions.

PPSEAWA comprises 23 autonomous national member organizations, many having several local chapters. Any group of women in countries within the Pacific and South East Asia areas which is committed to the purposes of the Association may apply directly to the International Council for membership. Members in member organizations may be individuals or representatives of women's organizations with common objectives.

PPSEAWA's Goals:

  • Identifying the needs and problems of today's women and children.
  • Protecting the status of women and children and promoting family and child welfare.
  • Furthering education, training and literacy programs for all ages.
  • Working to protect and improve the environment.
  • Raising funds and provide support locally and region wide.

The Canberra City Group was formed by members of the Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association (ACT), in June 1996. The Group disbanded in 2010 and members rejoined the ACT group.

Papers include Rules of Association, annual reports and financial statements, minutes, correspondence, records of activities, and photograph albums. Newsletters are held separately in the ACT Heritage Library publications collections. 

Box List

Box No. Description Quantity Date Range
1

Rules of Association 

Includes by-laws and goals of the group

1 file

1997-2000
1 Annual Reports

1 file

1997-2000
1

Minutes

Includes minutes of general and annual general meetings 

1 file

1996-2010
1

Financial Reports

Includes some Treasurer’s correspondence 

1 file

2001-2010
1

Reports to PPSEAWA National Committee

1 file

1997-2010
1

Correspondence

Correspondence in 

1 file

May 1997 – March 2000

1

Correspondence

Correspondence out 

5 files

1996 – 2000

1

Correspondence

Correspondence in and out 

1 file

2001-2010
1

Activities and Conferences

Includes discussion papers and speeches, reports, notes and correspondence 

1 file

1997 - 2010
1

Photographs

7 x 35mm transparencies taken at the 1988 Canberra conference at ANU, with letter explaining that the photographs feature members of the ACT Group who subsequently belonged to the Canberra City Group 

1 sleeve

1988
1

Photographs

Album of photographs recording business meetings, social functions, national and international conferences the Canberra City Group members attended 

1 album

1996-2009
1

Scrapbooks

Includes drawings, newscuttings, greeting cards, invitations, correspondence, certificates, death and funeral announcements and memorabilia, and photographs 

1 album

1996-2006