Quotes by Catherine Helen Spence

About Catherine Helen Spence:

Catherine Helen Spence was a Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, politician and leading suffragist. In 1897 she became Australia's first female political candidate after standing (unsuccessfully) for the Federal Convention held in Adelaide. Called the "Greatest Australian Woman" by Miles Franklin and given the nomenclature of "Grand Old Woman of Australia' on her eightieth birthday, Spence was commemorated on the Australian five-dollar note issued for the Centenary of Federation of Australia.

Author Bio

  • NameCatherine Helen Spence
  • DescriptionScottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, politician and suffragist
  • AliasesCatherine Helen Spence
  • BornOctober 31, 1825
  • DiedApril 3, 1910
  • CountryAustralia
  • ProfessionJournalist; Autobiographer; Novelist; Critic; Feminist