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Susan Magarey Susan Magarey i(A10497 works by)
Also writes as: Susan Eade
Born: Established: 1943 ;
Gender: Female
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Feminist and historian, Susan Magarey headed the Women's Studies Program at the Australian National University, Canberra, from 1979-1983. She was the founding Editor of Australian Feminist Studies and founding Director of the Research Centre for Women's Studies at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.

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y separately published work icon Unbridling the Tongues of Women : A Biography of Catherine Helen Spence Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1985 Z389195 1985 single work biography

'Catherine Helen Spence was a charismatic public speaker in the late nineteenth century, a time when women were supposed to speak only at their own firesides. In challenging the custom and convention that confined middle-class women to the domestic sphere, she was carving a new path into the world of public politics along which other women would follow, in the first Australian colony to win votes for women.

'She was also much more -- a novelist deserving comparison with George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman; a pioneering woman journalist; a "public intellectual" a century before the term was coined; a philanthropic innovator in social welfare and education, with an influence reaching far beyond South Australia; Australia's first female political candidate. A "New Woman", she declared herself. The "Grand Old Woman of Australia" others called her.' (From the publisher's website, 2010 edition.)

1986 winner ASAL Awards Walter McRae Russell Award
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