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Main Title: The magnificent life of Miss May Holman : Australia's first female Labor parliamentarian / Lekkie Hopkins. Book Cover
Author: Hopkins, Lekkie, author.
Lawrence, Carmen, 1948-, writer of preface.
Watson, Judyth, writer of supplementary textual content.
Imprint: Fremantle, Western Australia : Fremantle Press, 2016.
Collation: 234 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, paperback ; 20 cm.
Subject: Holman, May, 1893-1939.
Australian Labor Party
Politics and Government - Australia
Politics and Government - Western Australia
ISBN: 9781925163353 : 1925163350
Throughout the 1930s May Holman was a household name and an inspiration to the women of her generation.

She made history in 1925 when, at age thirty-one, she became Australia s first female Labor parliamentarian, holding the seat of Forrest until her untimely death on the eve of the 1939 elections. A woman who fought tirelessly for the rights of those in her electorate, her accidental death received national coverage with thousands of Western Australian mourners lining the streets to pay tribute.

May Holman charted new territory for women, but the barriers she encountered and her methods of overcoming them still resonate today."

Contents: ch. 1 Here she is! -- ch. 2 `I can only say that her life was magnificent' -- ch. 3 Honour thy father... -- ch. 4 And thy mother -- ch. 5 The Entertainers -- ch. 6 The Honourable the Member for Forrest -- ch. 7 There's a Woman in the House! -- ch. 8 League of Nations -- ch. 9 Let her story, then, be woven..

Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-232)
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 351 WA 1924 HOL Available