Longman, Irene Maud (1877-1964)

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Parliamentarian; Politician; Community Worker
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Irene Maud Longman (1877-1964), politician and community worker, was born on 24 April 1877 at Franklin, Tasmania, daughter of Rev. James Molineux Bayley and his wife Mary Alice, née Frencham. Her father,...

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Irene Longman was the first woman to both stand for and be elected to the Queensland Parliament. She was a member of the Country and Progressive National Party for the electorate of Bulimba from 11 May 1929 to 11 June 1932. Longman moved Address-in-Reply to the Governor's Opening of Parliament Speech on 21 August 1929.

Irene Longman was educated at Sydney Girls' High School and Redlands (SCEGS) North Sydney. After obtaining a Kindergarten Teaching Diploma she taught at Normanhurst, Sydney Girls' Grammar School and Rockhampton Girls' Grammar School.

An activist in many women's organisation Longman was President of the National Council of Women of Queensland from 1920 to 1924; Honorary President Queensland Citizenship League; Honorary President Queensland Association for the Welfare of the Mentally Deficient; Vice-President of the Queensland Branch Lyceum Club; Vice-President of the Queensland Womens' Peace Movement and Officer of the Creche and Kindergarten Association.

Also Longman is responsible for the first Queensland women police officer and for changing the meeting place of the Children's Court from its meeting place in the precinct of the Police Court.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Longman, Irene Maud
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds)
    [2014]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  3. So Hard the Conquering: A Life of Irene Longman
    Fallon, Patricia
    [Faculty of Humanities]
    Published: Griffith University
  4. Women in the Queensland Parliament 1929-1994
    McCulloch, John
    [1994]
    Published: Publications and Resources Section, Queensland Parliamentary Library
  5. No ordinary lives: pioneering women in Australian politics
    Jenkins, Cathy
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Australian Scholarly Publishing
  6. Liberal women : Federation to 1949
    Fitzherbert, Margaret
    [Sydney]
    Published: Federation Press
  7. Getting Equal: The History of Australian Feminism
    Lake, Marilyn
    [St Leonards, New South Wales]
    Published: Allen & Unwin
  8. Childbearers as Rights-bearers: feminist discourse on the rights of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal mothers in Australia, 1920-50
    Lake, Marilyn
    [1999]
    Published: Women's History Review
  9. A Republic for Women?
    Lake, Marilyn
    [Canberra]
    Published: Women's Electoral Lobby
    Series: IspartOf Pamela Denoon Lecture 1999
  10. Women Members of the Legislative Assembly frome 1929
    Queensland Parliamentary Library
  11. Longman, Irene Maud (1877-1964)
    O'Keeffe, Mary
    [2006]
    Published: Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
  12. Irene Longman
    [c. 1930]

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