Australian Biography: Veronica Brady


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1994, 27 Minutes

Born in Melbourne in 1929, Sister Veronica Brady became one of the first Australian nuns to teach in a university, broadcast on radio or join in socio-political debate. After teaching at Loreto Convent in Kirribilli, NSW, she moved to the University of Western Australia in 1972, becoming an Associate Professor in 1991.  

Veronica has spoken out publicly against the Vatican stance on abortion, homosexuality and contraception, and has been involved in the Aboriginal rights movement and the anti-uranium mining lobby. She also supports the ordination of female priests in the Catholic Church.  

Sister Veronica Brady is a member of many organisations including Amnesty International, the Campaign against Nuclear Energy, the Campaign against Racial Exploitation, the Fellowship of Australian Writers and the Association for Study of Australian Literature.

She is the author of several books including The Future People, The Mystics and Crucible of Prophets.

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Producer/Director/Writer: Frank Heimans

Interviewer: Robin Hughes

Year: 1994

Running Time: 27 Minutes

Classification: G

Curriculum Links: English, Australian Literature, Studies of Religion, Beliefs and Values, Philosophy, Studies of Society and Environment, Society and Culture, Indigenous Studies, Community and Family Studies.


SKU 199300802
Brand Film Australia

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