Vale Joan Kirner AC

NFAW extends its condolences to the family of the former Victorian Premier, the late Joan Kirner.

“Marie Coleman, Chair of the Social Policy Committee, said that Mrs Kirner had been a good friend to the NFAW, especially in the early years of the Australian Women’s Archives Program. Ms Coleman added that she had known Mrs Kirner from the 1960s, when both were involved in the Victorian State Schools Parents’ Clubs. ‘Joan was always a strong supporter of women in every field. Her contribution to education and public life has been enormous.’