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Vida Jane Mary GOLDSTEIN

Born: 13/04/1869

Died: 15/09/1949

Special Achievements:

The first Victorian female candidate for the Senate in Australia's 1903 first Federal election, she was one of the first four unsuccessful women candidates that year but the one who came closest to victory. Her jornal, the Australian Women's Sphere, first published in 1900, is believed to have inspired the Pankhursts' British suffrage papers.

Additional Information:

1899 - Head of the United Council of Women's Suffrage in Melbourne
1915 - Formed the Women's Peace Army


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