- March 1856
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
College Park, South Australia, Australia
- Social reformer and Suffragist
- Alternative Names
- Thomas, Rosetta Jane (maiden name)
Rosetta Jane Birks (née Thomas) was born in March 1856. She joined the Ladies' Committee of the Social Purity Society which led to her interest in women's suffrage. She joined the South Australian Women's Suffrage League, becoming its treasurer. After suffrage was granted she joined the short-lived Woman's League, working with Catherine Helen Spence, Lucy Morice and others. She was appointed to the board of the Adelaide Hospital in 1896. In 1902 she helped form the National Council of Women as well as becoming president of the Young Women's Christian Association. She died in 1911.