Alice Henry

Alice Henry

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alice Henry (21 March 1857 - 14 February 1943), was an Australian suffragist, journalist and trade unionist who also became prominent in the American trade union movement as a member of the Women's Trade Union League. A street in the Canberra suburb of Cook is named in her honour. She was born on 21 March 1857 in Richmond, Melbourne. She was the daughter of Charles Ferguson Henry and his wife Margaret n e Walker her only sibling was her younger brother Alfred. At one stage Charles tried farming a selection of land in Gippsland it was here where Alice received her first lessons from her mother. Back in Melbourne she attended several schools, matriculating with credit from Richard Hale Budd's Educational Institute for Ladies in 1874. Her father's discussions of the protective tariff introduced her to politics. She later attributed her passionate commitment to justice, democracy, and women's rights to the equal treatment she and her brother received from her parents.Denied access to a university education, yet accepting the need to support herself.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136637669
  • 9786136637662