Longman, Irene Maud (1877-1964)

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Parliamentarian; Politician; Community Worker
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https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-727081

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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. Part 2: Women members of Australian Parliaments 1921-2013, by time periods
    Parliament of Australia
  3. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds.)
    [2014]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  4. So Hard the Conquering: A Life of Irene Longman
    Fallon, Patricia
    [Faculty of Humanities]
    Published: Griffith University
  5. Women in the Queensland Parliament 1929-1994
    McCulloch, John
    [1994]
    Published: Publications and Resources Section, Queensland Parliamentary Library
  6. No ordinary lives: pioneering women in Australian politics
    Jenkins, Cathy
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Australian Scholarly Publishing
  7. Liberal women : Federation to 1949
    Fitzherbert, Margaret
    [Sydney]
    Published: Federation Press
  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 from 1929
    Queensland Parliamentary Library
    [2001]
  11. Getting Equal: the History of Australian Feminism
    Lake, Marilyn
    [St Leonards, N.S.W.]
    Published: Allen & Unwin
  12. Longman, Irene Maud (1877-1964)
    O'Keeffe, Mary
    [2006]
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  13. [Biographical cuttings on Irene Longman, politician, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    Series: National Library of Australia
    Bib ID 1956197
  14. M 1065 Mamie O'Keeffe Papers 1970s-1980s
    [1970s - 1980s]
    Series: John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland
    Comprises correspondence and typescripts on various topics. The collection includes a transcription of a memoir by Sophia Smith, written ca 1924; a typescript on the possible fate of Ludwig Leichhardt's last expedition; a typescript titled The Wills Tragedy, 1861, written by William Thomson; a typescript of Irene Longman's speech to the Queensland Women's Electoral League ca 1952; notes on the Bundaberg Brewery Company; numbers 20-25 of the Bundaberg Glass and Stoneware Club newsletter.
    M 1065
  15. OM83-01 Ogg, Margaret Ann Manuscript 1824-1962
    [1824 - 1962]
    Series: John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland
    This collection consists of a bound photocopy of "Memories of Early Brisbane" by Margaret Ann Ogg as sketched and told to Ernest Briggs. There is an introduction written by Irene Longman, the first woman to be elected to Queensland Parliament. The reminiscences cover many aspects of life in Brisbane, including descriptions of Newstead House and other old homes, lolly-shops and toyshops of the seventies, women of early Brisbane, music in the streets and in the homes, the aborigines, the convicts, personalities of Brisbane, the wedding of Dame Nellie Melba, and folk songs of Queensland. Of note are the melodies of two aboriginal songs taken down by Miss Ogg's sister from Tom Petrie's singing of them, pp 58-62, and the derivation of the tune of 'Waltzing Matilda' from the Scottish song 'Thou Bonnie Wood of Craigielea', pp 308-311.
    OM83-01
  16. OM92-82 Country and Progressive Party Elections Clippings 1926-1935
    [1926 - 1935]
    Series: John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland
    This cutting book consists of election material and some newspaper clippings from the Brisbane Courier. The election material emanates from the Country and Progressive National Party and consists of pamphlets, "How-to-vote" cards, election fliers and broad sheets relating to both State and Federal elections between 1926 and 1935. Electorates include: Aubigny, Buranda, Sandgate, Oxley, Fassifern, Nanango, Maree, Mitchell, Stanley, Cook, Brisbane, Mirani, Bremer, South Brisbane, Bulimba and Windsor. One election card introduces Mrs. Irene Longman, the National candidate for Bulimba and states that she is the first woman candidate for Parliament in Queensland. This card seems to relate to the 1929 State election.
    OM92-82
  17. Irene Longman
    [c. 1930]

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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Special (National : 1977 - 2012) Wednesday 8 February 1978 p 2

    Government Gazette Proclamations And Legislation Illustrated

    ... Launceston Museum, published several papers Name and origin LONGMAN STREET Irene Longman (died 1964) LORT ... work Mayor Melbourne, 1877, Melbourne City Councillor from 1869, original member of Metropolitan Board ... 13842 words
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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Friday 29 June 1973 [Issue No.76] p 1

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