- 31 October 1825
Near Melrose, Scotland
Adelaide, South Australia
- Suffragist, Writer and Campaigner
Spence ran as a South Australian delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention in 1897, the first woman political candidate in Australia. She was also active in the Women's Suffrage League and the South Australian National Council of Women.
Sources used to compile this entry: Eade, Susan, 'Spence, Catherine Helen (1825-1911)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A060190b.htm.