Mary Ann MOORE-BENTLEY
Also known as: née Bentley, Mary Ling
Born: 6 January 1865
Died: 1 September 1953Special Achievements:
1903 - First woman --- along with Vida Goldstein, Selina Anderson and Nellie Martel --- in Australia and the British Empire to stand for National Parliament (unsuccessful).Additional Information:
Also a children's author, novelist, poet, and short story writer. "A niece later described Mary as 'a compulsive writer of poems, short stories, fact and fiction, using all her resources to buy pen and paper'."