Joan Murray Sacked
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Joan Murray Sacked

1957. Letterpress and process screen newspaper headline, 59.5 x 41.8cm. Creases, old folds, soiling.

Text continues “Daily Mirror. Thursday, May 30, 1957. Printed and published by Donald Bennett, 112 Beach Street, Coogee, for Truth and Sportsman Limited, at the office of the company, corner Kippax and Holt Streets, Sydney.”

The newspaper headline is most likely referring to the Joan Murray, an unmarried bus conductress, who was involved in a high profile child custody case from 1953 to 1956, which eventually changed the adoption law in Australia to be more supportive to the birth mother.

Item #CL182-114

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