Daily Archives: December 25, 2015

Adela Pankhurst

Suffragettes are all the go, with the movie being released here in Australia tomorrow (although there have been previews).  Jeff Sparrow wrote an interesting article about Adela Pankhurst in the Guardian here. 

Adela may only be mentioned briefly  in the movie but after being despatched to the colonies, she took up a prominent position in Australian politics, especially during World War I. If you do a search on Trove under her name from 1914 onwards, you’ll find many reports of her speeches and activities.  Here’s just a taste:


Table Talk,  Melbourne, 16 July, 1914, p. 41.