Select bibliography

Jones H. ‘Mary Lee', Australian Dictionary of Biography Carleton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, Vol 10, 1891 - 1939

Jones, H. Nothing Seemed Impossible St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1985

Jones, H. In her own name: women in South Australian history Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 1986; Revised Edition 1994.

Oldfield, Audrey Woman Suffrage in Australia: a gift or a struggle? Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1992

200 Australian Women : a Redress Anthology edited by Heather Radi. Broadway, NSW: Women's Redress Press, 1988

Mansutti, Elizabeth Read All About It: a collection of source documents on women's suffrage Adelaide: Libraries Board of S. A., (forthcoming publication) 1994

Major Newspaper Sources:

THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REGISTER

THE ADELAIDE OBSERVER

THE ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

THE VOICE

All held in The Mortlock Library of South Australiana, State Library of South Australia

[Footnotes for newspapers indicate columns]

SA Register 15 Feb 1896 p.7, col. f
‘Testimonial to Mrs. Mary Lee'.

Helen Jones, ‘Mary Lee',
Australian Dictionary of Biography
Vol 10 1891 - 1939, p.50

The details relating to James Lee come from Armagh Choral Foundation, by Dr. W.J. McKee, the Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 1 March 1878 and a letter from the Rev. Herbert Cassidy, Dean of Armagh, 6 August 1993.

David Lee, named as Mary's nephew in her obituary, (Observer 25 Sept 1909 p.38, col. a) visited Adelaide in October 1877 and performed the inaugural concerts on the organ in the Town Hall (S A Register 16 Oct 1877, p.6, col. f.).

Hon. Sec., short for Honorary Secretary, and Honorary meant that she did this work without being paid anything for it.

S A Register 14 April 1890, Letter to Women p.5, col. h Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher and poet. Mary was reading his book, ‘Sesame and Lillies'.

Letters deposited in the Mortlock Library of South Australiana

S A Register 14 April 1890, Letter to Women, p.5, col. h

ibid.

ibid.

Voice Vol 1 No. 21 April 1893, p. 27

Australian Dictionary of Biography Vol 10 1891 - 1939, p. 51

This pen name is in Latin and means ‘Look to the end'.

S A Register 27 July 1888, p. 3, col. f

Quiz and The Lantern 24 Nov 1893

Adelaide Observer 15 August 1891, p. 8, col. e

S A Register 27 July 1888, p. 3, col. f

Suffragists was the term used during the early campaigns, the label suffragette was not used until 1906 in England

Adelaide Observer 15 August 1891, p.8, col. e

Voice Vol 2 No. 77 25 May 1894, p. 3, col. b

Adelaide Observer 6 June 1891

S A Register 22 March 1889, p. 7, col. c

Adelaide Chronicle 25 September 1909, p.47, col. e.

Australian Dictionary of Biography Vol 10 1891 - 1939, p. 51

This qualification restricted those eligible to vote to people who owned, leased or occupied properties above a certain value.

S A Register 24 July 1888, p. 6, cols. c, d.

S A Register 24 July 1888, p. 6, cols. c, d

Ibid.

S A Register 21 March 1890, p. 7, col. e

S A Register 21 March 1890, p. 7, col. e

Ibid.

Ibid.

Ibid.

Voice Vol 2 No. 66 9 March1894, p. 5

Voice Vol 2 No. 77 25 May 1894, p. 3

Pat Stretton and Kathryn Gargett, How a Parliament of Men gave the Vote to Women, State History Centre Research Paper No. 3, Adelaide, History Trust of South Australia, 1993, p. 6

S A Register 19 Dec 1894 p.6, col. f

Adelaide Advertiser 18 Dec 1894

Audrey Oldfield, Woman Suffrage in Australia: a gift or a struggle? Cambridge University Press, 1992, p. 39

S A Register 19 Dec 1894, p. 6, col. c

Adelaide Advertiser 15 Feb 1896, p. 7, col. b

Australian Dictionary of Biography Vol 10 1891 - 1939, p. 51

Weekly Herald 22 March 1895, p. 3, col. e

S A Register 15 Feb 1896, p. 7, col. f

Australian Dictionary of Biography Vol 10 1891 - 1939, p. 51

S A Register 15 Feb 1896, p. 7, col. f

solatium : compensation

Quiz and the Lantern 20 Feb 1896, p. 3, col. h

Adelaide Chronicle 25 September 1909, p. 47, col. e

Visitors Book, North Terrace Asylum, 1899 - S A State Records Office GRG 34 97 3 V/B

Helen Jones, 200 Australian Women : a Redress Anthology edited by Heather Radi. Women's Redress Press 1988, p. 21

Christine Finnimore, South Australia and Federal Votes for Women, It Happened Here , Adelaide, History Trust of South Australia (Old Parliament House), 1990