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Women Workers' Political Organisation (1903 - )

Feminist, Lecturer and Suffragist


Members of the Woman's Equal Franchise Association (WEFA) joined the Women Workers' Political Organisation (WWPO) when established in 1903. The aims of the Organisation included:
• To secure just political representation in state and federal parliaments
• To promote and safeguard the interests of women in body politic
• To advance the political representation of women by meetings and other means.
Under the guidance of their president, Emma Miller, WWPO members worked diligently to ensure that when women voted, in the federal election on 16 December 1903, their vote would be valid. They organised three mock elections; held ten public meetings; and printed four leaflets and distributed them during door-to-door canvassing and visits to working women at their factories and workshops.

Sources used to compile this entry: Young, Pam, 1926-, Proud to be a rebel : the life and times of Emma Miller, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld, 1991, 286 pp.

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