- 28 March 1867
Smythesdale, Victoria, Australia
- 25 March 1957
Armadale, Victoria, Australia
- Farmer, Women's rights activist, Women's rights organiser and Welfare worker
- Alternative Names
- Hamilton, Lillias Margaret
Lillias Skene was a prominent member of numerous women's groups and social welfare organisations in Melbourne from the early 1900s into the 1940s. She intially focussed on philanthropic work, but from the 1920s she devoted most of her energies to the Red Cross and the National Council of Women of Victoria. She was present at the inaugural meeting of the British (Australian) Red Cross on 25 August 1914 and was a member of the Victorian council from about 1920 until 1941. She became assistant-secretary of the National Council of Women in 1914, honorary secretary in 1916, vice-president in 1921 and president in 1924. In this year she also became foundation president of the federal council of the various State-based National Councils of Women.