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- Chronicle: index to the 'Eleanor Barbour' Women's pages, 1937-1966. This index is unable to be viewed at present. Research Services staff can help with providing alternative information.
- Chronicle: index to the 'Mary Broughton' Women's pages, c1966-1975. This index is is unable to be viewed at present. Research Services staff can help with providing alternative information.
Observer Index: 1880-1908.
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Catherine Helen Spence
Catherine Helen Spence (1825-1910) arrived as a colonist in South Australia in 1839. She became a social and political reformer, a worker for women's suffrage and a writer. This website features a key-word searchable chronological bibliography (compiled by Adelaide historian Dr Barbara Wall) of over 2,130 articles, newspaper editorials, poems, puzzles and much more written by Spence. Some 30 of these items have been digitised.
Timeline of women's suffrage in South Australia
South Australia was one of the first places in the world to give women the vote in 1894, and was the first in the world to enable women to enter Parliament, and this site traces the development of progress toward adult suffrage.
Mary Lee lived between 1821 and 1909, arriving in South Australia in 1879. She was the prime mover in the community for the introduction of women's suffrage. This site details her life and achievements, and has some digitised images of photographs, cartoons and documents.
Women and politics in South Australia
This website was supported by the Women's Suffrage Centenary Committee and includes details of the year of celebrations in 1994. It celebrates the role of women in the social and political development of South Australia. The website is based on the Library's rich heritage resources and includes digitised images of some of its unique documents. The website's themes are Women's suffrage, Federation, Effective voting, Catherine Helen Spence, Political awareness, The workplace and more.
South Australian creative women writers database
This website is a database of South Australian creative women writers, giving biographical details, and listings of their writings and other multimedia productions.
Women in South Australia - History Pin
A collection of significant women's sites in Adelaide, South Australia as determined by members of the Facebook group Social Museum.