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Agency Number: NG1546
Title: EDITH ALICE WATERWORTH
Start Date: 25 May 1912
End Date: 09 Nov 1955
Description:

Edith Alice Waterworth was active in the social and moral questions which characterised the women's movement from the 1920s to 1950s. She was trained as a teacher and married John Newham Waterworth, optician, in 1903 and then moved to Tasmania from Queensland.

She was president and member of the Women's Non-Party League and active in the Women's Criminal Law Reform Association, National Council of Women, Child Welfare Association, National Fitness Club, Free Kindergarten Association and Board of Censors of Moving Pictures. She stood unsuccessfully for Parliament in 1922 and 1925.

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38 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
29 TASMANIAN COMMUNITY
Related Agencies:
NG641 WOMEN'S NON-PARTY LEAGUE 31 Dec 1920
Series Created By Agency:
NS4  MERCURY CLIPPINGS ON STATUS OF WOMEN AND CHILD WELFARE 01 May 1911 01 Jan 1923
NS1546  NEWSPAPER CLIPPING BOOKS KEPT BY EDITH A. WATERWORTH 25 May 1912 31 Dec 1926