• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0094

Griffiths, Jennie Scott

(1875 – 1951)
  • Born 30 October, 1875, Woodville Texas United States of America
  • Died 29 June, 1951, San Francisco California United States of America
  • Occupation Editor, Feminist, Journalist, Pacifist, Poet, Political activist, social activist, Women's rights activist


Jennie Scott Griffiths was a champion of women’s rights and a campaigner in many labour and socialist groups in Australia, Fiji and the United States. She served with Kate Dwyer on the Women’s Anti-Conscription Committee and with Vida Goldstein in the Women’s Peace Army, and also belonged to the Social Democratic League and the Feminist Club.

Jennie contributed to and edited a number of papers and magazines in Australia and the Pacific, including the Australian Woman’s Weekly (editor, 1913-1916), from which she was sacked in 1916 for opposing conscription. Jennie even replaced Dame Mary Gilmore sometimes, as editor of the women’s page of the Australian Worker.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Jennie Scott Griffiths, circa 1875-1993 [manuscript]
  • Fryer Library, The University of Queensland
    • Jennie Scott Griffiths, 1903-1943
    • Autobiography
    • Newspaper cuttings
    • She fought where she stood

Related entries

  • Related Organisations
    • Feminist Club of New South Wales (1914 - )
    • Women's Peace Army (1915 - 1919)
    • The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - )
  • Related Women
    • Goldstein, Vida (1869 - 1949)
    • Dwyer, Catherine Winifred (Kate) (1861 - 1949)
  • Member
    • Labor Women's Anti-Conscription Committee (1916 - 1917)