Woman Holman, (Mary) May Alice


Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne

(Mary) May Alice Holman was born in Broken Hill in 1893. She went on to become the first female Labor Party parliamentarian in Australia. She died in 1939.

Archival Resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Papers on various Australian women, c. 1900 - c. 1999, MS 842; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

State Library of Western Australia

  • Family papers: Holman, May, 1893-1939, 1893 - 1939, MN 405; State Library of Western Australia. Details

Published Resources

Journal Articles

  • White, Kate, 'Mary Holman: 'Australian Labor's pioneer woman parliamentarian'', Labour History, vol. 41, November 1981, pp. 110-117. Details

Newspaper Articles

Online Resources