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03-May-2015
03-May-2015

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A seat erected by members of the Australian Women's National League (AWNL) commemorates the former president, May Howitt..

The Australian Women's National League (AWNL) was a conservative women's organisation established in 1904 to support the monarchy and empire, to combat socialism, educate women in politics and safeguard the interests of the home, women and children.

It aimed to garner the votes of newly enfranchised women for non-Labor political groups espousing free trade and anti-socialist sentiments, with considerable organisational success. At its peak, it was the largest and arguably the most influential women's organisation in the country.

Location

Address:Main Street, Main Street Gardens, Bairnsdale, 3875
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.825932
Long: 147.631564
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Front Inscription

Presented by members of the A.W.N.L. to perpetuate the memory of Miss Howitt - their loved President.

 

Source: MA,RHSV
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