- Born 2 July, 1862, Broadmarsh Tasmania Australia
- Died 22 January, 1923, Tasmania
- Occupation Political candidate
Alicia Petersen grew up in a small rural community in Tasmania, and worked in the clothing industry. She was a speaker for the Citizens’ Social and Moral Reform League in 1906, and a member of the Women’s Political Association, but maintained a non-party stance. Petersen was a founder and life-president of the Australian Women’s Association, and the first woman in Tasmania to stand as a political candidate. In 1913 she contested the federal seat of Denison but her campaign was sabotaged by the press. She stood again, unsuccessfully, in 1922.
- Edited Book
- Trove: Petersen, Alicia Teresa Jane O'Shea (1862-1923), http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-759060