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Author Magarey, Susan.

Title Unbridling the tongues of women : a biography of Catherine Helen Spence / Susan Magarey.

Imprint Adelaide : University of Adelaide Press, 2010.


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Edition [New ed.].
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 214 pages) : illustrations, portraits
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Note Originally published: Sydney : Hale & Iremonger, 1985.
With an updated introduction.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-206) and index.
Contents Acquiring a room of her own -- The line of least resistance -- Faith and enlightenment -- Edging out of the domestic sphere -- Learning for the future -- Round woman in her round hole -- Prophet of the effective vote -- The New Woman of South Australia: Grand Old Woman of Australia.
Summary "Originally published in 1985, this revised edition with an updated Introduction, is being published by the University of Adelaide Press to commemorate the anniversary of Catherine Helen Spence's death on 3 April 1910. Catherine Helen Spence was a charismatic public speaker in the late nineteenth century, a time when women were supposed to speak only at their own firesides. In challenging the custom and convention that confined middle-class women to the domestic sphere, she was carving a new path into the world of public politics along which other women would follow, in the first Australian colony to win votes for women. She was also much more -- a novelist deserving comparison with George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman; a pioneering woman journalist; a 'public intellectual' a century before the term was coined; a philanthropic innovator in social welfare and education, with an influence reaching far beyond South Australia; Australia's first female political candidate. A 'New Woman', she declared herself. The 'Grand Old Woman of Australia' others called her"--Publisher's description.
Language English.
Subject Spence, Catherine Helen, 1825-1910.
Spence, Catherine Helen, 1825-1910 (OCoLC)fst00006929
Women authors, Australian -- Biography.
Women in public life -- Australia.
Women's rights -- Australia -- History.
Femmes dans la vie publique -- Australie.
Femmes -- Droits -- Australie -- Histoire.
Women's rights. (OCoLC)fst01178818
Women in public life. (OCoLC)fst01177955
Women authors, Australian. (OCoLC)fst01177227
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Indexed Term Women's rights
Social conditions
Spence, Catherine Helen
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
collective biographies.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: 9780980672312 (OCoLC)622974185
ISBN 9780980672305 (electronic bk.)
0980672309 (electronic bk.)
0868061506 (pbk.)
9780868061504 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000045535777
AU@ 000045585744
AU@ 000045981192
GBVCP 1008654132
GBVCP 766211363
GBVCP 869967266
AU@ 000066529080
AU@ 000069189350

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