Women’s Suffrage Petition 1891

In an extraordinary effort to gain the right to vote for all Victorian women, a handful of dedicated women took to the streets in 1891 to collect signatures for a petition to present to the Parliament of Victoria. The result was an impressive collection of close to 30,000 signatures from women from all walks of life.

Listed below are the names of the 38 women in Wodonga who signed that petition.

Andrews, M – Wodonga

Carroll, BHigh Street, – Wodonga

Cleland, M – Wodonga

Crittle, Janet Helen – Hume Street, Wodonga

Davis, Eliza – Wodonga

Dibley, Lucy A – Wodonga

Edwards, H CHigh Street, – Wodonga

Fulford, Jane Mary – Wodonga

Fulford, Mary – Wodonga

Goerdes, Margaret – Wodonga

Griffin, S A PHigh Street, – Wodonga

Harper, E – Wodonga

Hassett, M – Wodonga

Henderson, C – Wodonga

Hill, M Susie – Wodonga

Hill, Mary – Wodonga

Idill, Kati L – State School, Wodonga

Kilpatrick, F I – Wodonga

Kyle, L – High Street, Wodonga


Lizars, Queenie – Wodonga

O’Connor, J H – Wodonga

Parnaby, Annie E – Whenby Grange, Wodonga

Parnaby, Carrie – Spring Vale, Wodonga

Parnaby, Mary J – House Creek, Wodonga

Pearce, Rose – Wodonga

Pfeiffer, Mary – Hovell Street, Wodonga

Pfeiffer, R – Hovell Street, Wodonga

Robertson, E A – Wodonga

Schultz, Mary – Wodonga West

Smith, Maria – Wodonga

Smith, Maria – Hovell Street, Wodonga

Sutherland, J – Wodonga

Sutherland, K – Wodonga

Taylor, K – Wodonga

Tubb, Elizabeth – Wodonga

Webb, Annie – Wodonga

Whan, Martha E – Lawrence Street, Wodonga

Whan, Mary Jane – Lawrence Street, Wodonga