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Spence, Catherine Helen (1825 - 1910)

Born
31 October 1825
Near Melrose, Scotland
Died
1910
Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation
Suffragist, Writer and Campaigner

Summary

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.

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Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Spence, Catherine Helen, 1825-1910. Papers, 1856 - 1909, ML MSS 202; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Catherine Helen Spence 1825-1910. [Material in archival and other institutions], Mfm G 7743-7745; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Catherine Helen Spence 1825-1910, 1856 - 1909, mfm G 8136-8139; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Papers of Catherine Helen Spence 1853-1900, 1853 - 1900, Mfm G 7316; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • The Grand Old Woman of Australia (literary manuscript), c. 1936, D 6972(Lit Ms); Young, Jeanne Forster (1876 - 1955); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Papers of Catherine Helen Spence., 1866 - 1910, PRG 88; Spence, Catherine Helen (1825 - 1910); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Speech re Catherine Helen Spence, 1994, D7235(T); Magarey, Susan (1943 - ); State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Unitarian Christian Church Adelaide: SUMMARY RECORD, 1854 - 1996, SRG 122; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

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