Edith Dircksey Cowan: A Unique PositionCity of Greater Geraldton

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Edith Dircksey Cowan: A Unique Position

Have you ever wondered what difference the granddaughter of our first colonial chaplain, born at Glengarry, Geraldton, could make to the history of Australia?

Having achieved the right to vote in 1899, Edith had to wait 22 years for the chance to stand for parliament, and become Australia’s first woman parliamentarian. A unique position to occupy, and a story worth telling.

Session presenter Hilary Silbert set up the Edith Dircksey Cowan Commemoration with the permission and support of Edith’s grandson and biographer, Peter Cowan, 30 years ago and continues to spread the word and fight for Edith to take her rightful place in history. Hear about her remarkable life of achievement, and even wonder why you never learnt her story at school. All presentations include false news!

Five sessions across five days. Attend all five sessions for maximum benefit as every day presents a different focus area.

Event dates

Event Details

37 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, Western Australia

Randolph Stow Meeting Rooms within Geraldton Regional Library building.


2.30pm to 3.30pm

Entry fees:
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/edith-dircksey-cowan-a-unique-position-tickets-559354152327library@cgg.wa.gov.au99566659
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: