Woman Scott, Rose

Activist and Suffragist

Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne

Rose Scott was born in Glendon, New South Wales in 1847. She was one of the founders of the Women's Literary Society and the Womanhood Suffrage League and a foundation member of National Council of Women of New South Wales. She was the first president of the Women's Political Educational League. She was active in issues around juvenile justice and prison reform and was an opponent of Federation. She died in 1925.

Published Resources


  • Allen, Judith, Rose Scott: Vision and Revision in Feminism, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Victoria, 1994. Details

Online Resources