- 10 October 1842
Port Arthur, Van Diemen's Land, Australia
- 5 June 1934
Hobert, Tasmania, Australia
- Advocate, Philanthropist, Welfare worker and Women's rights organiser
- Alternative Names
- Lempriere, Emily (maiden name, 10 October 1842 - 4 February 1868)
Emily Dobson was a tour de force in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Tasmanian society. As the wife of the State Premier, Henry Dobson, she played a central role in multiple political and charitable organisations. She was vice-president of the Tasmanian section of the National Council of Women in 1899, and attended the first meeting of the International Council of Women in London that year. Dobson became president of the National Council of Women Tasmania in 1904 and held that position until her death. She was the first Australian to be elected vice- president of the International Council of Women at the Rome quinquennial in 1914.