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Catherine Helen Spence
Title : Catherine Helen Spence Catherine Helen Spence
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Creator : Johnstone O'Shannessy & Co
Place Of Creation : Melbourne
Date of creation : 1901
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 250 x 177 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :
Catherine Helen Spence was born in Melrose, Scotland on 31 October 1825. She arrived in South Australia with her mother in November 1839 aboard the Palmyra. In 1905 on her 80th birthday, South Australian Chief Justice, Sir Samuel Way, declared she was 'The most distinguished woman they had had in Australia .... She was a novelist, a critic, an accomplished journalist, a preacher, a lecturer, a philanthropist, and a social and moral reformer'. She died on 3 April 1910.
Related names :

Spence, Catherine Helen, 1825-1910

Way, Samuel James, Sir, 1836-1916

Coverage year : 1901
Period : 1884-1913
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