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Unbridling the tongues of women a biography of Catherine Helen Spence / Susan Magarey. (2010)

Authors: Magarey, Susan., University of Adelaide Press.
Publisher:Adelaide : University of Adelaide Press,
  • There are 64 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 0 copies of this specific edition.
  • Magarey, Susan.
  • [New ed.]
  • [electronic resource]
Physical Description:
  • 1 online resource (xxviii, 214 p.) : ill.
  • 214 p. : ill., ports ; 23 cm.
  • 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.
  • Includes index.
  • Originally published: Sydney : Hale &​ Iremonger, c1985.
  • With an updated introduction.
  • Bibliography: p. 192-206.
  • Also available in print format.
  • Electronic reproduction. Adelaide : University of Adelaide Press, 2010. Available in PDF format via Adobe Acrobat.
Other Form:
  • Print version Unbridling the tongues of women (OCoLC)622974185 9780868061504
Technical Details:
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • 9780980672305 (electronic)
  • 0868061492 :
  • 0868061506 (pbk.) :
Dewey Number:
  • 305.4/​2/​0924
  • A828/​.209
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 45981192
  • 45981192
  • 45535777
  • 45535777
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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