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Woman's Christian Temperance Union

Ethel Searle was elected Suffrage Superintendent of the WCTU in 1893, after Jessie Ackermann reinvigorated the Tasmanian Union. She read a paper on suffrage at a private house and at that year's state conference. Her involvement seems to have stopped early in the suffrage agitation.

References :

Alexander, A., The Public Role of Women in Tasmania, 1803-1914, Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Tasmania, 1989

This entry was researched and written by Wendy Rimon, B.A.

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