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Cartoon of a woman preaching
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Source : Lantern, 9 October 1875, p. 16
Date of creation : 1875
Format : Cartoon
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Although there were well-known women preachers in the 19th century, including Serena Thorne, Catherine Spence and evangelists such as Mrs Baeyertz, they were few in number. An 'anti-feminism' movement, led by writers such as the English educationalist Sarah Stickney, was assisted by comic journals like the The Lantern, which happily ridiculed the notion of women diversifying their accepted roles. It was not until 1927 when Winifred Kiek became the first woman in Australia ordained as a minister in charge of a parish that women began to have recognised roles in the church.

Related names :

Baeyertz, Emilia Louise

Kiek, Winifred, 1884-1975

Spence, Catherine Helen, 1825-1910

Stickney, Sarah

Thorne, Serena

Coverage year : 1875
Period : 1852-1883
Further reading :
Hilliard, David. Popular revivalism in South Australia from the 1870s to the 1920s, Blackforest, S. Aust.: Uniting Church Historical Society, 2005



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