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Friends of the Library Author Event featuring Denise George

Date/Time: Thursday, 29 August 2019, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

Cost: $10 at the door. Includes glass of wine. Students free.

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Denise George
Mary Lee: the life and times of a 'turbulent anarchist' and her battle for women's rights

A Friends of the Library Author Event

In 1894 South Australia became the first place in the world to pass legislation giving women the right to vote and be elected members of parliament. This was achieved thanks in no small part to suffragist and social justice advocate Mary Lee. Until now the disappearance of Mary Lee's journals and most of her letters, along with a dearth of recorded women's history, kept her contribution to history hidden for more than 125 years. Denise George's international research has now revealed the full story of Mary Lee using her powerful letters and writings.

Contact: Mr Paul Wilkins, Email:, Secretary , Friends of the University of Adelaide Library, Business: +61 8 83135223 , Fax: +61 8 83134369