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A sheltered timber slatted bench seat with circular drinking fountain commemorates Bessie Rischbieth.

This memorial was sponsored by the Women`s Service Guild and erected during the International Women`s Year. A co-founder of the Women`s Service Guild of Western Australia in 1909, Bessie Rischbieth  was also co-founder and President of the Australian Federation of Women Voters (1921-1942).

She editored The Dawn, a women`s paper issued in Perth from 1914 to 1939. Bessie Rischbieth between 1958 and 1964 was an executive of the Citizens Committee for the Preservation of Kings Park and the Swan River. Bessie Rischbieth was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her work with women`s movements.


Address:Lottery West Federation Walkway , Kings Park & Botanic Garden , Kings Park , 6005
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.964153
Long: 115.839918
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1975
Source: MA,ADB
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