- 7 April 1845
Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
- 14 February 1923
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
- Suffrage activist, Teacher, Temperance activist and Women's right activist
- Alternative Names
- Arnot, Margaret (maiden name)
Margaret McLean, a founding member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Victoria in 1887, became Melbourne's foremost advocate of votes for women.
An active and well-known feminist, Margaret McLean was the first person to sign the Women's Suffrage petition. She signed the petition as Mrs. William McLean, possibly to indicate the support of her husband, who was an influential Melbourne businessman.
Despite receiving little recognition for her feminist activities, Margaret McLean was a strong political force for women's rights in Melbourne throughout her life.