Australian History, The Woman Movement.

Dora Montefiore


The Woman Movement

The Woman Movements in Australia and New Zealand were the first to achieve female suffrage and were active in abstinence, health, peace, anti-poverty, free speech, anti-conscription and trade union struggles.

The Democratic Ideal, by Catherine Helen Spence 1896
Women’s Political Association (Non-Party), by Vida Goldstein et al., 1912
Parliament for Women, by Vida Goldstein et al., 1914
The Social Evil – Women’s Convention, by Vida Goldstein et al., 1916
Manifesto: Special Appeal by Women to Women, by Vida Goldstein et al., 1916

Adela Pankhurst

Work in Australia, from Dora Montefiore’s Autobiography.

Are Women Paid Men's Rates?, Council of Action for Equal Pay, 1942.


The Modern Women's Movement

Germaine Greer

Women: The Longest Revolution, Juliet Mitchell, 1966.
The Female Eunuch, Germaine Greer, 1970.
Women’s Estate, Juliet Mitchell, 1971.
Man Made Language, Dale Spender. 1980.
Women at work in World War II, Lynn Beaton, 1982.