This Day in History: 1910-09-12

Journalist and social reformer Miss Jessie Ackermann, organizer of the Australian Women’s National League in WA, visited Toodyay. Miss Harper, President of the Newcastle Branch of the AWNL introduced Ackermann to a large audience of women in the Toodyay Mechanics’ Institute. Ackermann reminded the women of their political responsibilities and encouraged them to vote at elections.

Newcastle herald, 17 Sept. 1910, p.2.