- 10 November 1917
Casino, New South Wales, Australia
- 13 May 2003
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Arts administrator, Community worker, Novelist, Women's right activist and Women's rights organiser
- Alternative Names
- Timms, Jessie Margaret
Jessie Scotford was president of the National Council of Women of New South Wales (1967-1970), and national president (1970-1973). She brought to her work with the National Councils a strong sense of the importance of history and literature as the creators of national culture and identity. The same concern led her to join the National Trust, where she campaigned for 'the importance of preserving not only the buildings, but the contents of the buildings'. In 1973, she ran in Sydney the first International Council of Women's Regional Conference to be held in the Pacific region.