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The Dawn: a journal for Australian women (1888 - 1905)

From
1888
To
1905
Functions
Civil Institution

Details

"In 1888 Louisa Lawson, who had previously edited the Republican with son Henry, launched The Dawn; a journal for women. The publication’s purpose was to be a “phonograph to wind out audibly the whispers, pleadings and demands of the sisterhood”. It advised on women's issues, including divorce, the age of consent, and women's right to vote. As well as operating as an important vehicle for the communication of feminist politics the paper also contained short stories, fashion notes, sewing patterns and reports on women's activities around the country and overseas."
See Australian Women's Archive Project

Resources

Journal Articles

  • 'The Dawn Club', The Dawn : a journal for Australian women, 1899. Image PDF Details

Newspaper Articles

  • 'Woman's Suffrage', The Dawn; a journal for Australian women (Sydney), 6 April 1891. Image PDF Details
  • 'The Divorce Extension Bill', The Dawn; a journal for Australian women (Sydney), 15 May 1888. Image PDF Details
  • 'The coming woman', The Dawn; a journal for Australian women, 6 January 1899. PDF Details
  • 'The Dawn Club: A Social Reform Club for Women', The Dawn; a journal for Australian women, 1889. Image PDF Details
  • Falconer, Dora, 'The divorce extension bill, or, the drunkard's wife', The Dawn; a journal for Australian women (Sydney), vol. 2, no. 11, 5 March 1890. Image PDF Details
  • Falconer, Dora, 'Ourselves', The Dawn; a journal for Australian women (Sydney), vol. 3, no. 1, 5 May 1890. Image Image PDF Details
  • Lawson, Louisa, 'Women's Suffrage', The Dawn, July 1889. Image PDF Details