Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rose Scott (1847-1925)

Social Reformer and Suffragette

Rose Scott was born in Glendon, New South Wales (Australia). Like many women of her time, Rose campaigned for suffrage (1891) in Australia, concentrating on better working hours and conditions for shop girls. Through her work and in recogninition of her work, Rose was appointed the first Secretary of the Women's Suffrage League (New South Wales, Australia), and President of the Prisoner's Aid Society.

Rose was also influential in establishing the Childrens' Court (1918). She was a staunch pacifist during the Boer and First World Wars. Rose founded the Women's College at the University of Sydney. Rose was successful in achieving her aim due to her great initiative and her knack for co-operating well with both men and women.


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