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.


2 responses to “Adela Pankhurst

  1. I’ll add her to my list of Independent Australian women. It’s interesting that especially in terms of pro and anti WWI and conscription that the English movement went Right and the Australians went Left.

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