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The Resource The Magnificent life of Miss May Holman Australia's first female Labor parliamentarian / Lekkie Hopkins

The Magnificent life of Miss May Holman Australia's first female Labor parliamentarian / Lekkie Hopkins

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The Magnificent life of Miss May Holman Australia's first female Labor parliamentarian / Lekkie Hopkins
Title
The Magnificent life of Miss May Holman Australia's first female Labor parliamentarian / Lekkie Hopkins
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Lekkie Hopkins
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magnificent life of Miss May Holman
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Australias first female Labor parliamentarian
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
This biography chronicles the life and career of May Holman (1893-1939), who became Australia's first female Labor parliamentarian in 1925. It details her family roots in the Labor movement, her experiences as a musical performer, and her political career fighting for women and workers. She held the Western Australian State seat of Forrest for 14 years until she died in a car accident. Distributed in the US by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Biography type
individual biography
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10466714
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AU@
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Hopkins, Lekkie
Dewey number
  • 324.294107
  • 324.2092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Australian Labor Party
Target audience
adult
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Australia's first female Labor parliamentarian
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The Magnificent life of Miss May Holman Australia's first female Labor parliamentarian / Lekkie Hopkins
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Publication
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ODILO:034300001684
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925163360
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optical disk
Label
The Magnificent life of Miss May Holman Australia's first female Labor parliamentarian / Lekkie Hopkins
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001684
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925163360
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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