Victorian Women's Suffrage Society. (1884-1908)

Also known as
The Victorian Women's Suffrage Society. (1884-1908)
The Victorian Women’s Suffrage Society. (1884-1908)
Victorian Women's Suffrage Society.
Function
Women's rights organisation
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The Victorian Women's Suffrage Society, the first women's suffrage society in Australia, was founded in 1884 largely due to the efforts of Henrietta Dugdale and Annie Lowe. Dugdale, very much a 'freethinker', claimed to been Victoria's first activist for women's suffrage-having publicly advocated women's suffrage since 1868, along with married women's property rights and the admission of women to the universities. In 1883 she published a utopian novel, A Few Hours in a Far Off Age, which she used as a vehicle for her then radical ideas about education, marriage, Christianity and rational dress for women. The Society's platform was 'To obtain the same political privileges for women as now possessed by male voters'. It had both male and female members.

Archival note: As of 2003, it appears that there is no specific collection of papers relating to the Society. Its activities were, however, extensively reported in the Melbourne press and women's journals, particularly, for the years 1900-1905, Vida Goldstein's .

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  1. The Victorian Women's Suffrage Society
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Australian Woman's Sphere
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Vida Goldstein
  3. Woman suffrage in Australia : a gift or a struggle?
    Oldfield, Audrey
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    Published: Cambridge University Press
  4. Votes for women : the Australian story
    Lees, Kirsten.
    [St. Leonards, N.S.W.]
    Published: Allen & Unwin
  5. Scott Family (Rose Scott) papers, 1777-1925 [MLMSS 38/1-79]
    [1777 - 1925]
    Series: Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
    The papers of Rose Scott (1869-1925), which form the bulk of the collection, consist of personal papers, and the records of organizations of which she was an office-bearer - Womanhood Suffrage League, 1891-1902, Women's Political Educational League, 1902-1909, National Council of Women of N.S.W., 1896-1925, Peace Society of N.S.W., 1907-1924 and others, together with many leaflets and newspaper cuttings. (Call No.: MLMSS 38/20X-76X) For 'Woman Suffrage, Leaflets and Press Cuttings on Australian and Overseas Movements' see CY 1295 (MLMSS 38/39)
    MLMSS 38

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  1. Why it would be beneficial to admit women to the franchise
    Victorian Women's Suffrage Society
    [ Book : 1884 ]
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