Alice Speedie, the daughter of the Reverend John and Susan (née Long) Burns was treasurer of the Housewives' Association of Victoria for 20 years. Educated at Clarendon College, Ballarat Victoria and Inglemere College, Adelaide, South Australia, she married Charles Speedie on 10 October 1905. They had three children. A member of the executive to the Children's Cinema Council of Victoria, Speedie was President of the Australian Women's National League, Elsternwick branch, between 1939-1943. She later became vice-president of the branch. A delegate to the National Council of Women of Victoria and the Youth Problem of Today committee, Speedie was the President of the Housewives' Association of Victoria, Elsternwick branch. Aged 76, Alice Speedie died in 1955.
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