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Biographical entry Franklin, Margaret

Sociologist and Author


Margaret Franklin began her career as a lawyer. In 1968 Franklin moved to Armidale, New South Wales, where she discovered that there were no Government funded legal services for Aborigines. She organised a group of lawyers throughout New South Wales who were prepared to act on behalf Aborigines without a fee. This initiated Franklin's interest in sociology. After graduating from the University of New England with a Bachelor of Social Science, she worked in the University's Department of Sociology for many years. Franklin has published extensively on Aboriginal issues and the status of women in Australian society.

Archival resources

University of New England and Regional Archives, Heritage Centre

  • Margaret Franklin, interview, 1988, A711; University of New England and Regional Archives, Heritage Centre. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions



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