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Death Of Mrs. A.K. Goode
The death yesterday of Mrs. A. K. Goode brought to a close a life that had been spent in work for the benefit of the
community. Mrs. Goode's interest in public affairs generally, and in particular those affecting the wel- fare of women and children, and the results that she achieved en- title her name to a high place in the list of Adelaides distinguished women citizens. Few women in Australia have been associated in an official capa- city with so many organisations as Mrs. Goode. Her interests ranged from politics to kindergar- tens. It was always one of her firm convictions that there was a definite place for women in local government, and she was the first woman in South Australia to win a contest for election to a municipal council when she be came a councillor of Hackney ward in the St. Peters Council in 1925, being re-elected unopposed at the next election in 1929. In 1923 Mrs. Goode was selected by the Liberal Federation in SA to stand for the Adelaide district seat in the House of Assembly, but she was unsuccessful. Kindergarten Work Mrs. Goode was associated with the Kindergarten Union in SA for more than 25 years, and as an award of merit for her service, was elected a life vice-president She was a member of the execu- tive committee and the organising committee and of the committee of the Lady Gowrie Pre-School Centre. She was president of the Stepney Pre-School Nursery com- mittee, and a delegate from the union to the Australian Association for Pre-School Child Develop- ment. Other organisations with which Mrs. Goode had been closely asso- ciated over a long period were the Housewives' Association, of which she was one of the early presi- dents, holding office again in 1930, and eventually becoming a life vice- president, and the National Coun- cil of Women, which she repre- sented as a member of the execu- tive at many interstate confer- ences. Mrs. Goode was one of the first women in SA to be appointed a jus- tice of the peace, and was the first to take her seat on the bench with the stipendiary magistrate. Dur- ing the 1914-1918 war she took a prominent part in various patriotic activities and conceived the estab- lishment of the advisory committee of soldiers' dependants. These were only some of the vari- ous fields of public work in which Mrs. Goode was engaged. A vig- orous speaker, with a keen, logical mind and experience backed with sound commonsense, Mrs. Goode was until recent years frequently called on to take the public plat- form in support of social welfare movements.