• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE1132

Moore, Edith Eliza

(1872 – 1974)
  • Born 28 June, 1872, St Kilda Victoria Australia
  • Died 25 February, 1974, South Yarra Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Charity worker, Community worker, Women's rights activist


Edith Moore was the daughter of Sir Thomas a’Beckett, Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, and Isabella, daughter of Sir Archibald Michie. She married Sir William Harrison Moore, Professor of Law in the University of Melbourne and Constitutional Advisor to the Victorian Government in 1898. She was prominent in numerous organizations: the Travellers’ Aid Society of Victoria; the Country People’s Holiday Camps Association; the National Council of Women; the Housewives’ Association; the Women’s Rural Industries Company; the League of Women Voters of Victoria and other bodies. She continued to be active after the death of her husband in 1935. She died in 1974.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • The University of Melbourne Archives
    • Moore, Edith Eliza Harrison

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  • Related Organisations
    • League of Women Voters Victoria (1945 - )
    • National Council of Women of Victoria (1902 - )
    • Housewives Association of Victoria (1915 - )
    • Travellers Aid Australia (1916 - )