Dwyer, Catherine Winifred (1863-)

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Dwyer, Catherine Winifred, (JP) (1861-1949)
Dwyer, Catherine Winifred (1861-1949)
Dwyer, Kate (1861-1949)
Dwyer, Kate (1863-)
Golding, Catherine Winifred (1861-1949)
Golding, Catherine Winifred (1863-)
Golding, Kate (1861-1949)
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Teacher; Activist; Schoolteacher; Labor leader; Welfare worker
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Catherine Winifred (Kate) Dwyer (1861-1949), schoolteacher and Labor leader, was born on 13 June 1861 at Tambaroora, New South Wales, second daughter of Joseph Golding, an Irish-born goldminer, and his...

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Catherine Winifred (Kate) Dwyer was one of the most prominent women in New South Wales in the early twentieth century. An avid Labor activist, Dwyer stood for election for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Balmain in 1925.

Catherine (Kate) Dwyer was born on 13 June 1861 at Tambaroora, New South Wales, the second daughter of Joseph and Ann Golding. She was educated at Hill End Public School and became a pupil teacher in 1880, holding positions in country schools until 1887.

She married another teacher, Michael Dwyer, and in 1894 they moved to Sydney, where she became prominent in the Womanhood Suffrage League of New South Wales and campaigned for the vote for women. She co-founded the Women's Progressive Association in 1901 and, with her sisters Annie and Belle Golding, worked for the rights of women in all spheres. She was a fine public speaker and a prolific writer on questions of interest to women. She was the first president of the Women's Organising Committee of the Political Labor League from 1904, and a member of the State Labor Executive in1905.

Kate Dwyer worked tirelessly to improve the working and living conditions for women and for a minimum female wage. In 1911 she assisted A. B. Piddington on the royal commission into female and juvenile labour and from 1911-13 she sat on the royal commission of enquiry into food supplies. She represented the Women Workers Union (which she had helped to form) on Wages Boards and in the 1920s she was on conciliation committees. She opposed conscription in 1916 and 1917.

Kate Dwyer was a fellow of the Senate of the University of Sydney from 1916 to 1924, and from 1910 was a member, later vice president of the Benevolent Society of New South Wales. In 1921 she was one of the first women to be appointed a justice of the peace. She was on the boards of two hospitals for women and children, and a trustee of the King George V and Queen Mary Jubilee Fund for Maternal and Infant Welfare. She was a life long member of the Labor Party.

Kate and Michael Dwyer had three sons and two daughters.

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Kate Dwyer was director of the Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, New South Wales; the Renwick Hospital for Infants, New South Wales; and the Scarba Home for Children. She was also a member of the Standing Committee for the Reduction of Maternal and Infant Mortality. Dwyer campaigned for women workers and was a pioneer of social education and university reform.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Dwyer, Catherine Winifred (Kate)
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Freeman Studio in the Picture Gallery
    State Library of New South Wales
    [2003]
  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. Dwyer, Catherine Winifred (Kate) (1861-1949)
    Gallego, Viva
    [2006]
    Published: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University
    Series: IspartOf Australian Dictionary of Biography
  5. Putting Skirts on the Sacred Benches: Women Candidates for the New South Wales Parliament
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2006]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  6. 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
    Radi, Heather
    [Broadway, NSW]
    Published: Women's Redress Press
  7. SUFFRAGE Group, 1902.
    [1902]
    Series: State Library of New South Wales
    The Womanhood Suffrage League of NSW was formed in 1891. Back row, standing (L to R) Mrs Jackson (President of the Redfern Branch), Mrs Wynn (President of the Annandale Branch), Miss Caldwell (Camperdown), Mrs T. Parkes (President of the Toxteth League), Mrs Hansen (President of the Newtown Branch). Middle row, seated, Mrs McDonald (President of the Glebe Branch), Miss Annie Golding (Organising Secretary of the United Branches), Mrs Chapman (Secretary of the Redfern Branch). Front row, seated, Mrs C. Martel (Recording Secretary of the Central League), Miss Belle Golding (Secretary of the Newtown Branch), Mrs Dickie (ex-President of the Newtown League), Mrs Dwyer (Secretary of the Camperdown Branch). (Call No.: ON 219/96)
    Call No.: ON 219/96

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Dwyer, Catherine Winifred (Kate)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Dwyer, Catherine Winifred (Kate) (1861-1949)
    Gallego, Viva
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 386-387
  3. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003
  4. Who's Who in Australia 1944
    Alexander, John A.
    Published: The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, Melbourne, 1944

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  1. MRS. KATE DWYER'S ELECTION CAMPAIGN.
    The Australian Worker (Sydney, NSW : 1913 - 1950) Wednesday 18 March 1925 p 18 Article
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  1. PUBLICANS' LICENSES.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 20 May 1921 [Issue No.71] p 2971

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    ... , 1921 28 ,, ,, 9 ,, ,, 10 April, 1922 27 ,, ,, 8 ,, ,, COOMA LICENSING DISTRICT. Groggin, Catherine ... , Winifred J. Larum, Cornelius Dubbo Eumungerie Narromine Dubbo Geurie Moston's Hotel Eumungerie Hotel Court ... 2242 words
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    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 15 September 1921 [Issue No.72] p 1334

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