Maybanke Anderson

Maybanke Anderson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maybanke Susannah Anderson also known as Maybanke Wolstenholme (17 February 1845 - 15 April 1927) was a Sydney reformer involved in women's suffrage and federation. Maybanke Susannah Selfe was born at Kingston upon Thames, near London. Her family immigrated to Australia as free settlers when she was nine years old. Twelve years later in September 1867 she married Edmund Kay Wolstenholme, a timber merchant. The couple had seven children between 1868 and 1879, four of them died from a heart condition before the age of five. The Wolstenholmes built a large house called 'Maybanke' in Marrickville. The later years of the marriage were unhappy, Edmund had a number of business failures and became an alcoholic, leaving the family in 1884. Maybanke had to wait for the passage of the Divorce Amendment and Extension Act in 1892 before she could divorce Edmund on the grounds of "three years of desertion," the divorce was finalised in 1893. In 1885 Maybanke opened Maybanke School. Maybanke school is a girls' school that she operated in her home preparing girls for the University of Sydney entrance examination. Operating for 10 years, the school was later known as Maybanke College.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136636778
  • 9786136636771