Doris Blackburn


Doris Blackburn (née Hordern) born Melbourne, Victoria September 18, 1889 (d. 1970). Australian peace activist and politician; opposed World War I as Socialist; founded Aborigines Advancement League; headed Australian WILPF.


"[A] rocket bomb testing range in Central Australia is an act of injustice to a weaker people who have no voice in the ordering of their own lives; is a betrayal of our responsibility to guard the human rights of those who cannot defend themselves; and a violation of the various Charters that have sought to bring about world peace." (speech to Parliament, March 6, 1947; photo Wikipedia)