Catherine Helen Spence, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Catherine Helen Spence

Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, politician and suffragist

Date of Birth: 31-Oct-1825

Place of Birth: Melrose, Scotland, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 03-Apr-1910

Profession: writer, suffragette, journalist, critic, novelist, autobiographer, suffragist, feminist

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Catherine Helen Spence

  • Catherine Helen Spence (31 October 1825 – 3 April 1910) was a Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, politician, leading suffragist, and Georgist.
  • In 1897 she became Australia's first female political candidate after standing (unsuccessfully) for the Federal Convention held in Adelaide.
  • Called the "Greatest Australian Woman" by Miles Franklin and given the nomenclature of "Grand Old Woman of Australia' on her eightieth birthday, Spence was commemorated on the Australian five-dollar note issued for the Centenary of Federation of Australia.

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