Letter from Vida Goldstein to Mrs Amey Daldy, March 12, 1904
MS-94-5 (Reference Number)
Thanking Mrs Daldy for her congratulatory letter regarding Mrs Golstein's attempt [although unsuccessful] to become the first woman in the 'British Dominion' to enter Parliament. Mrs Goldstein wrote that although others had expected her to feel disappointed, she felt great satisfaction knowing she had made the political world easier for other women.
Mrs Goldstein went on to write of the National Council of Women's intentions for May 15, stating 'it is far too good an opportunity to lose for preaching the gospel of international Peace and Arbitration.' Mrs Goldstien emphasised the significance of their intended demonstration in relation to the Russo-Japanese war.
Addressed: [From: Oxford Chambers, Bourke Street, Melbourne To: Hepburn Street, Auckland]
- 1 folder
- 2pp on 1 leaf ; 254mm x 203mm.
Daldy, Amey. Letters, 1902 - 1905. Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira. MS-94-5.
- Vida Goldstein was born in Portland, Victoria in 1869 and moved to Melbourne with her family in 1877. A leader of the Australian women’s suffrage movement, Vida was known as a skilled orator and for her work as the editor of pro-suffrage publications. She was one of the first women to stand for federal parliament in 1903 and although unsuccessful she stood a further four times.
- Written on Women's Political Association of Victoria stationery.
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