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100 Years ago....

Edith Cowan denies neglect of family

Feb 9, 1922

When told by someone ill-disposed to women politicians that he and his children were dying of neglect, the husband of WA MLA Edith Cowan - Australia's first woman MP - assured him that he and the children were fine. But for those who still believe women do not make suitable MPs, Mrs Cowan had more news today. She had ignored offers to skip late-night sittings and borne up better than the men MPs. After all, she said, she had done many with her family.

Article from "Chronicle of the 20th Century" ISBN 1 872031 80 3

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