- Journalist and Peace activist
- Alternative Names
- Johnston, Kathleen (maiden name)
Margaret Forte, née Johnston, was born in London, England. Her widowed mother emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand when Margaret was seven and supported her three children working as a teacher. Margaret's education included three years boarding at a Friends' School. Margaret worked as a journalist in Sydney and Vancouver before settling and marrying in Adelaide. She gave up working with the News in 1950 after the birth of her second child. Margaret quickly became involved in many voluntary activities, including the South Australian Peace Council. She became Secretary of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in the early 1960s.
Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/aForte%2C+Margaret%2C+1917-2001/aforte+margaret+1917+2001/-5,-1,0,B/frameset&FF=aforte+margaret+1917+2001&2,,2 accessed 2004-02-02.