• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE0957

Woman’s League

(From 1895 – 1970)


Formed in 1895 by Lucy Morice, supported by her aunt, Catherine Helen Spence. It aimed to build on the recent enfranchisement of women by educating women politically and socially to be able to take an intelligent part in the political life of the country. It also aimed to forge an alliance of women regardless of class and party to address issues concerning women and children. The first President was Annie Montgomerie Martin. Some members were also members of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. The League ended in 1897.

Published resources

  • Book
    • In her own name. A history of women in South Australia from 1836, Helen Jones, 1986
    • Fresh evidence, new witnesses : finding women's history, Allen, Margaret (Margaret Ellen), 1947- ; Hutchison, Mary and Mackinnon, Alison, 1942-, 1989
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Woman's League : SUMMARY RECORD

Related entries

  • Related Women
    • Spence, Catherine Helen (1825 - 1910)
  • Related Organisations
    • Woman's Christian Temperance Union of South Australia (1889 - )
  • Founder
    • Morice, Louise (1859 - 1951)