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Title: One-Woman-One-Vote: Annie Lane, 'Lucinda Sharpe' and the Female Franchise in Late Nineteenth Century Queensland
Contributor(s): Kellett, J (author)
Publication Date: 2004
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Abstract: This paper offers a critical assessment of Annie Lane's contribution to the debate on the female franchise in colonial Queensland, and to the enfranchisement of women who joined the NACSA. This assessment is based on a close reading of the 'Lucinda Sharpe' columns, in the context of the social changes which occurred during this period, and in the light of the literature on the suffragists of the late-nineteenth century. From July 1885, 'Lucinda Sharpe' featured weekly in The Queensland Figaro and The Boomerang. When Billy and Annie moved to The Worker at the beginning of 1890, 'Lucinda' (and the paper itself) appeared monthly for the first year, then either weekly or fortnightly until the Lanes left Brisbane in July 1892. The regularity and longevity of these columns provide us with significant insights into the development of Annie's views on a range of issues, including the rights of women to the vote in colonial elections.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 30(2), p. 36-52
Publisher: Hecate Press, University of Queensland
Place of Publication: Brisbane, Qld
ISSN: 0311-4198
Field of Research (FOR): 149903 Heterodox Economics
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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