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A bust commemorates Mary Lee, Secretary and leader of the Women's Suffrage League of South Australia
Mary Lee became secretary of the Women`s Suffrage League of South Australia in 1888. She served with the Female Refuge Ladies' Committee, the Distressed Women & Children's Committee and the Adelaide Sick Poor Fund, and was secretary of the Working Women`s Trades Union. Through her work in the league, initially as co-secretary and soon as secretary, Mary Lee played a major part in South Australian political history. She died in 1909.
|Address:||North Terrace & King William Road, near Government House Gates, Adelaide , 5000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.921358|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1888|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1909|
|Monument Designer:||Pat Moseley|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 18th December, 1994|
Secretary and Leader Women`s Suffrage League of South Australia 1888 - 1895.
Founding Secretary Working Women`s Trades Union 1890 - 1892.
First female official visitor to the Lunatic Asylums 1896 - 1908.
"My aim to to leave the world better for women than I found it."
Erected on 18th December 1994 , Centenary of the passage of the Constitution Amendment granting women the right to vote and to stand for Parliament.
Sponsored by the Women`s Suffrage Steering Committee. Sculptor : Pat Moseley