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Mary Lee : 08-May-2006
Mary Lee : 08-May-2006

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson / Bryan Cole

The bust commemorates Mary Lee (1821 - 1909), 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, Adelaide , 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.921263
Long: 138.600669
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Approx. Event Start Date:1888
Approx. Event End Date:1909
Artist:Patricia Moseley


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 18th December, 1994
Front Inscription

Mary Lee
1821 - 1909

Plaque :

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 is 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

Source: MA, ADB
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