• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3760

Waterworth, Edith Alice

(1873 – 1957)
  • Born 18 October, 1873, Lancashire England
  • Died 6 November, 1957, Sandy Bay Hobart Tasmania Australia
  • Occupation Advocate, Welfare worker


Mrs Waterworth arrived in Tasmania with her husband at the age of 30. She became actively involved in the women’s movement in her forties, after the birth of three sons. Waterworth stood for parliament twice (though unsuccessfully) and was active in the National Council of Women, the Child Welfare Association, the Free Kindergarten Association, and the Board of Censors of Moving Pictures, among other groups.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • Archives Office of Tasmania
    • Mercury clippings on status of women and child welfare
    • Newspaper clipping books kept by Edith A Waterworth

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    • National Council of Women of Tasmania (1899 - )
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