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Waterworth, Edith Alice (1873 - 1957)

JP, OBE

Born
1873
Manchester, England
Died
1957
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Advocate and Welfare worker

Summary

Mrs Waterworth arrived in Tasmania with her husband at the age of 30. She became actively involved in the women's movement in her forties, after the birth of three sons. Waterworth stood for parliament twice (though unsuccessfully) and was active in the National Council of Women, the Child Welfare Association, the Free Kindergarten Association, and the Board of Censors of Moving Pictures, among other groups.

Barbara Lemon

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