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Moore, Edith Harrison (1872 - 1974)

Born
1872
Died
1974
Occupation
Women's rights activist, Charity worker and Community worker

Summary

Edith Harrison Moore was the daughter of Sir Thomas a'Beckett, Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria, and Isabella, daughter of Sir Archibald Michie. She married Sir William Harrison Moore, Professor of Law in the University of Melbourne and Constitutional Advisor to the Victorian Government in 1898. She was prominent in numerous organizations: the Travellers' Aid Society of Victoria; the Country People's Holiday Camps Association; the National Council of Women; the Housewives' Association; the Women's Rural Industries Company; the League of Women Voters of Victoria and other bodies. She continued to be active after the death of her husband in 1935. She died in 1974.

Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Edith Harrison Moore Papers, 1898 - 1960, 63/9; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Jane Carey

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