Dora Montefiore

Dora Montefiore

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dorothy (Dora) Frances Montefiore (n e Fuller) (20 December 1851 - 1933) was an English-Australian women's suffragist and socialist. She also wrote poetry, and her autobiography. Montefiore was born at Kenley Manor near Coulsdon, Surrey. She was educated by governesses and tutors and at Mrs Creswell's school at Brighton. In 1874, she went to Sydney to assist her brother's wife. She returned briefly to England, and on her return to Sydney married Jewish merchant George Barrow Montefiore, son of Joseph Barrow Montefiore. They had two children. In 1889, her husband was lost at sea. When she learned that she had no automatic right to guardianship of her children, she became an advocate of women's rights. The first meeting of the Womanhood Suffrage League of New South Wales was held at her home on 29 March 1891. In 1892 she left Australia and after spending several years in Paris, settled in England.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136638851
  • 9786136638850