• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4389

Bromham, Ada

(1880 – 1965)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 20 December, 1880, Gobur Victoria Australia
  • Died 15 March, 1965, Perth Western Australia Australia
  • Occupation Aboriginal rights activist, Feminist, Political candidate, Temperance advocate


Ada Bromham spent her long life as a campaigner for the rights of women, children and Aboriginal people. She stood for parliament on two occasions; once in 1921 for the Western Australian Assembly and again in 1941 for the seat of Unley in the South Australian Parliament. She was a member and office bearer of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union from 1925 until her death in 1965. She was a member also of the Women’s Service Guilds, which was affiliated with the Australian Federation of Women Voters.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Ada Bromham, member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]

Related entries

  • Membership
    • The Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Victoria (1885 - )
    • Women's Service Guilds of Western Australia (1909 - 1997)
  • Presided
    • Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Western Australia (1892 - )
  • Related Concepts
    • Women's Non-party Political Organisations