Spence, Catherine Helen (1825 - 1910)
Catherine Spence, was the first woman political candidate in Australia, running as a South Australian delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention (1897). She was an activist in the Women's Suffrage League.
See Susan Magarey, Unbridling the Tongues of Women (1985).
See Susan Eade, 'Spence, Catherine Helen (1825 - 1910)', Australian Dictionary of Biography Online.
- Milner, Andrew, 'Radical Intellectuals: an unacknowledged legislature?', in Verity Burgmann and Jenny Lee (eds), Constructing a culture: a people's history of Australia since 1788, McPhee Gribble/ Penguin Books, Melbourne, 1988, pp. 259-84. PDF Details
- 'Women's World. Miss C.H. Spence (of S.A.) on "The Democratic Ideal."', The Champion, 1896. Image PDF Details
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