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Main Title: That dangerous and persuasive woman : Vida Goldstein / Janette M. Bomford. Book Cover
Author: Bomford, Janette M. (Janette Margaret), 1953-
Imprint: Carlton, Vic : Melbourne University Press, 1993.
Collation: 264 p. : ill., portraits, bib., index, pbk ; 23 cm.
Subject: Goldstein, Vida 1869-1949
Feminism and feminists
Suffragists and suffrage
Social reformers
ISBN: 0522845428
The Women's Federal Political Association, the foreunner of the Women's Political Association, was established in 1903, with Vida Goldstein as president, to educate women in political matters. Men were not excluded from membership. In March 1904 it changed its name to the Women's Political Association of Victoria with the aim of organising more efficiently women's votes in the interests of the home and children, of efficient government at all levels, and of improved social and industrial conditions. In an attempt to challenge the party ticket system, the WPA declared itself to be non party political and refused to affiliate with any political party, although its sympathies lay with the Australian Labor Party. Goldstein believed that party politics subsumed the interests of women. The WPA supported Goldstein in her attempts to be elected to the federal parliament and adopted a pacifist stance in World War One. It disbanded in 1919 when Goldstein travelled overseas.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 303.4 GOL Available change call number to 305.42 SUF GOL