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Act to Give SA Women the vote. Significance The documents shown are the Bill passed by the South Australian Parliament in 1894 to grant women the right to vote and stand for election in the Colony's Parliament, and a letter from the Attorney-General dated 21 December 1894 advising Governor Kintore that Royal Assent would be required to enact the Bill.

Act to Give SA Women the vote

The Bill was enacted when Queen Victoria signed her Assent on 2 February 1895. These documents show that South Australian women won the vote in 1895, not 1894 as usually stated. They were the second to gain the vote, after New Zealand women who secured this right in 1893, and the first in the world to gain the right to stand for election. Thus Catherine Helen Spence's candidacy for election as a Federation Convention delegate was the first such in the world. History South Australia had granted voting rights in local government elections to women property owners in 1861. Sources. Women Who Changed the World. A list of famous influential women, including women’s rights activists, poets, musicians, politicians, humanitarians and scientists.

Women Who Changed the World

Sappho (circa 570 BCE) One of the first known female writers. Much of her poetry has been lost but her immense reputation has remained. Plato referred to Sappho as one of the great 10 poets. Cleopatra (69 BCE–30 BCE) The last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt. Cleopatra sought to defend Egypt from the expanding Roman Empire. Famous Australian Women. First Ladies. Mrs Bonney flying from Australia to South Africa via Siam 1937 artist unknown gelatin silver photographs Purchased 2012 Maude Rose ‘Lores’ Bonney MBE AM (1897–1994), aviatrix, was born in South Africa, grew up in Melbourne and attended a German finishing school before marrying Harry Barrington Bonney, a Queensland leather-goods manufacturer, in 1917.

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Her husband’s cousin, Bert Hinkler – who in 1928 made the first solo flight from Australia to England – took her for her first flight, after which she declared that flying was the ‘answer to my dreams: I adored birds, and there I was literally feeling like one. There and then I decided to become a pilot’. Women & Politics in South Australia. Enid lyons. Enid Lyons Maiden Speech Transcript. Enid Lyons (9.7.1897 - 2.9.1981) United Australia Party, Darwin, Tasmania served in the Parliament from 21 August 1943 until 19 March 1951 29 September 1943 Dame ENID LYONS (Darwin) [8.0].

Enid Lyons Maiden Speech Transcript

It would be strange indeed were I not tonight deeply conscious of the fact, if not a little awed by the knowledge, that my shoulders rests a great weight of responsibility; because this is the first occasion upon which a woman has addressed this house. Dame Enid Lyons: Maiden Speech audio. Clip description Dame Enid Lyons reads her maiden speech, originally presented in the House of Representatives in Canberra on 29 September 1943.

Dame Enid Lyons: Maiden Speech audio

Curator’s notes While it is possible to access Hansard records, newspaper reports and photos of the day, to actually hear the voice of Dame Enid Lyons brings to life the person as well as an important event in Australian political history. Dame Enid Muriel Lyons. Dame Enid Muriel Lyons (1897-1981), politician, was, according to her birth certificate, born on 9 July 1897 at Duck River (Smithton), Tasmania, second of four children of William Burnell, sawyer, and his wife Eliza, née Taggett.

Dame Enid Muriel Lyons

Anne Henderson has raised the possibility that her real father may have been Aloysius Joyce, son of a wealthy landowner in the Burnie district. During her childhood William transferred from Lee’s Mill to Glance Creek Mill and the family moved to Stowport. Enid Lyons. Dame Enid Muriel Lyons, AD GBE (9 July 1897 – 2 September 1981) was an Australian politician and the first woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives as well as the first woman appointed to the federal Cabinet.

Enid Lyons

Prior to these achievements, she was best known as the wife of the Premier of Tasmania and later Prime Minister of Australia, Joseph Lyons. Biography[edit] Catherine Helen Spence: free web books, online. Catherine Helen Spence. A wall plaque at the Townhouse Hotel in Melrose, Scotland.

Catherine Helen Spence

Spence lived the first 14 years of her life in a building which is now part of the hotel. Centenary of Federation $5 note. Catherine Helen Spence (31 October 1825 – 3 April 1910) was a Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, politician and leading suffragist. Catherine Helen Spence. Catherine Helen Spence (1825-1910), writer, preacher, reformer and feminist, was born on 31 October 1825 near Melrose, Scotland, daughter of David Spence, lawyer and banker, and his wife Helen, née Brodie.

Catherine Helen Spence

In 1839 David's wheat speculations failed and Catherine could not further her education in Edinburgh. The family migrated to South Australia in the Palmyra, arriving in November. David was clerk to the first Adelaide Municipal Council in 1840-43. In Adelaide Spence became a governess and set out to fulfil her childhood ambition to be 'a teacher first and a great writer afterwards'. The first novel about Australia written by a woman, Clara Morison: A Tale of South Australia During the Gold Fever, was published in London (1854) in 2 volumes, followed by Tender and True: A Colonial Tale in 2 volumes (1856); both were anonymous. Julia Margaret Cameron. Julia Margaret Cameron: Complete Photographs. According to one of Julia Margaret Cameron’s great-nieces, “we never knew what Aunt Julia was going to do next, nor did anyone else.”

Julia Margaret Cameron: Complete Photographs

This is an accurate summation of the life of the British photographer (1815–1879), who took up the camera at age forty-eight and made more than twelve hundred images during a fourteen-year career. Julia Margaret Cameron. Julia Margaret Cameron. For the American author, see Julia Cameron. Julia Margaret Cameron (née Pattle; 11 June 1815 – 26 January 1879) was a British photographer. She became known for her portraits of celebrities of the time, and for photographs with Arthurian and other legendary or heroic themes. Clara Schumann. Clara Schumann – Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and pictures at Last. Clara Schumann. Clara Schumann. Clara Schumann (née Clara Josephine Wieck; 13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896) was a German musician and composer, considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era.

She exerted her influence over a 61-year concert career, changing the format and repertoire of the piano recital and the tastes of the listening public. Her husband was the composer Robert Schumann. Together they encouraged Johannes Brahms, and she was the first pianist to give public performances of some of Brahms's works, notably the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel.[1] Early life[edit] Child prodigy[edit] From an early age, Clara's career and life was planned down to the smallest detail by her father.

Clara Schumann 1819-1896/1996. Sappho. The Divine Sappho. Isle of Lesbos: Poetry of Sappho. One of the great Greek lyrists and few known female poets of the ancient world, Sappho was born some time between 630 and 612 BC. She was an aristocrat who married a prosperous merchant, and she had a daughter named Cleis. 10 Women Writers Who Changed Literature. Aphra Behn. Aphra Behn. Aphra Behn (/ˈæfrə bɛn/;[1] baptised 14 December 1640 – 16 April 1689) was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration, one of the first English professional female literary writers.[2] Along with Delarivier Manley and Eliza Haywood, she is sometimes referred to as part of "The fair triumvirate of wit.

" Little is known for certain about Behn's life except for her work as an author and as a spy for the British crown. The Aphra Behn Page. Aphra Behn: free web books, online. Joan Freeman. Joan Freeman's Inspiring Story. Return to previous page. Joan Freeman Profile. ASAP Articles - A passion for physics - Joan Freeman. Tim Sherratt. List of female scientists before the 21st century. This is an historical list, intended to deal with the time period when women working in science were rare. For this reason, this list ends with the 20th century. Antiquity[edit] Middle Ages[edit]

Dame Roma Mitchell. Dame Roma Mitchell. Roma Mitchell. Lillian de Lissa – her life her story. Barker Kindergarten. Lillian Daphne de Lissa. Hypatia. Women Astronomers. Hypatia biography. Hypatia. Hypatia (/haɪˈpeɪʃə/ hy-PAY-shə; Ancient Greek: Ὑπατία; Hypatía) (born c. AD 350 – 370; died 415[2]) was a Greek Alexandrine Neoplatonist philosopher in Egypt who was one of the earliest mothers of mathematics.[3] As head of the Platonist school at Alexandria, she also taught philosophy and astronomy.[4][5][6][7] Hypatia, Ancient Alexandria’s Great Female Scholar. Amalie Dietrich. Amalie Dietrich.

Koncordie Amalie Dietrich (née Nelle) (26 May 1821 - 9 March 1891)[1] was a German naturalist who was best known for her pioneering work in Australia, where she spent ten years collecting specimens for the Museum Godeffroy in Hamburg. Early life[edit] Bright Sparcs Online Exhibition: Amalie Dietrich. Emily Caroline Barnett. Jane Franklin. Ada Lovelace. Ada Lovelace: Founder of Scientific Computing. Ada Lovelace. Finding Ada — Bringing women in technology to the fore.