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Rooke, Jessie Spinks (1845 - 1906)

Born
1845
Emu, Tasmania, Australia
Died
4 January 1906
Occupation
Social reformer

Summary

Jessie Rooke was heavily involved with the British Women's Bible and Prayer Union in Sydney before she joined the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Moving to Tasmania in the 1890s with her family, she formed the Burnie branch of the WCTU and became president in 1894. Rooke also played a vital role in the development of the Tasmania Women's Suffrage League.

Barbara Lemon

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