• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3746

Rooke, Jessie Spink

(1845 – 1906)
  • Born 10 September, 1845, London Middlesex England
  • Died 4 January, 1906, Burnie Tasmania Australia
  • Occupation Social reformer


Jessie Rooke was heavily involved with the British Women’s Bible and Prayer Union in Sydney before she joined the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. Moving to Tasmania in the 1890s with her family, she formed the Burnie branch of the WCTU and became president in 1894. Rooke also played a vital role in the development of the Tasmania Women’s Suffrage League.

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    • The Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Tasmania (1885 - )