Among the Chosen (Paperback)

The Life Story of Pat Giles

By Lekkie Hopkins, Lynn Roarty

Fremantle Press, 9781921696022, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010



Spotlighting a woman who was strongly dedicated to improving the lives of the disadvantaged, this biography celebrates the accomplishments of Pat Giles. Her entrance into Parliament as a Labor politician is reviewed, acknowledging that she came on board not as a raw recruit but as an experienced trade unionist, policymaker, feminist campaigner, and grassroots activist. This account reveals a woman whose determination never faltered and whose work ethic never flagged, telling the story of an activist working from within the established order to effect social change.

About the Author

Lekkie Hopkins is a feminist academic in the women s studies program in the school of psychology and social science at Edith Cowan University. She is a former archivist, radio broadcaster, literary critic, and teacher. Lynn Roarty is a research associate at Curtin University s National Drug Research Institute."

Praise For Among the Chosen: The Life Story of Pat Giles

"This well-written biography of Pat Giles is a reminder that in the midst of the self-servers and crazies there is always a group of committed politicians whose ambition is to make the world a better place and help their fellow human beings."  Sydney Morning Herald