'Pat Giles was dedicated to improving the lives of the disadvantaged. As an ALP Senator in the Hawke and Keating governments, she entered Parliament, not as a raw recruit, but as an experienced trade unionist, policy maker, feminist campaigner and grassroots activist.
This is the story of a woman whose determination never faltered, whose work ethic never flagged, the story of an activist working from within the established order to effect social change.' (From the publisher's website.)
To be among the chosen who have struggled and suffered for principles enunciated down the ages by those who have loved liberty, is sufficient recompense for a long life dedicated to 'the Women's Cause.'
Irene Greenwood (1898-1992), feminist activist, pacifist, broadcaster, writer, and mentor to Pat Giles.