Thursday 5 October
This event is fully booked
Dr Fanny Reading arrived in Australia in 1889 as a migrant child and felt the loneliness of a newcomer. A brilliant musician and compassionate medical doctor, she created the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia, mentoring thousands of women, and brought them out of their kitchens into the worlds of public debate and policies. A leader on Australia’s home front during World War II, she was a trailblazer, feminist and courageous activist for the disadvantaged at home and abroad.
Join Dr Kerryn Phelps in this inspiring conversation with Dr Anne Sarzin, the author of the very first published biography of Dr Fanny Reading, which tells the incredible story of the Jewish Australian community leader, medical practitioner, educator, feminist and social activist born in 1884.
Dr Kerryn Phelps is a renowned Australian medical practitioner and educator, public health and civil rights advocate, and a former independent politician.
Dr Anne Sarzin’s book, The Angel of Kings Cross: The Life and Times of Dr Fanny Reading is available to purchase through the Museum shop. Copies will also be available on the evening.