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  • 1. Edith Cowan Researched By Amy Ryan Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 2. Contents Life Summary....................................................................2 What She Did For Australia ...........................................3 Memories Of Her.............................................................4 Extra Facts........................................................................5 Timeline............................................................................6 Picture Page......................................................................7 Glossary.............................................................................8 Index.................................................................................9 Bibliography.....................................................................10 Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 3. Edith Dircksey Cowan was born on the 2nd of August 1861 in Geraldon and died on the 9th of January 1932.In between that she was the rst women in Western in Australia to have a seat in parliament. She married at the age of eighteen to a man named James Cowan they had ve kids four daughters and one son. Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 4. Life Summary Edith Dircksey Cowan was born on the 2nd of August 1861 in Geraldon and died on the 9th of January 1932.In between that she was the rst women in Western in Australia to have a seat in parliament. She married at the age of eighteen to a man named James Cowan they had ve kids four daughters and one son. Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 5. Australia thought not enough was being done for the rights for women and children in the 1900s.Women won the right to vote in 1899 but were not allowed to stand for parliament until 1926.Edith Cowan campaigned for both cases. Edith Cowan was the rst women to go into parliament in 1921-1924. Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 6. What Did She Do For Australia? Australia thought not enough was being done for the rights for women and children in the 1900s.Women won the right to vote in 1899 but were not allowed to stand for parliament until 1926.Edith Cowan campaigned for both cases. Edith Cowan was the rst women to go into parliament in 1921-1924. Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 7. To remember Cowan, her portrait was printed on the $50 bill. Some of the memories of her today include a clock tower entrance in Kings Park in Perth and her portrait is printed on the $50 bill. Also Edith Cowan University is named after her in Western Australia. There are two campuses, one in Joondalup and one in Mount Lawley Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 8. Memories of Her To remember Cowan, her portrait was printed on the $50 bill. Some of the memories of her today include a clock tower entrance in Kings Park in Perth and her portrait is printed on the $50 bill. Also Edith Cowan University is named after her in Western Australia. There are two campuses, one in Joondalup and one in Mount Lawley Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 9. Edith was fty nine years of age when she was elected into parliament. Edith fought for the rights of women. When Edith died, James Cowan was quoted as saying, to have lived with her those years was a honour. Edith maintained her committee and social work until her nal illness. This is a image of Edith Cowans grave Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 10. Extra Facts Edith was fty nine years of age when she was elected into parliament. Edith fought for the rights of women. When Edith died, James Cowan was quoted as saying, to have lived with her those years was a honour. Edith maintained her committee and social work until her nal illness. This is a image of Edith Cowans grave Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 11. 1861 Edith Cowan was born on the 2nd of August 1861 1868 Cowan was very upset when her mother died when Edith was 7 years old. 1876 Eight years later, Ediths father murdered his second wife. He was suffering with illness and jealousy. 1879 Edith married James Cowan on the 12th of November 1879. 1880-1890 In this period of time, James and Edith had 4 daughters and a son. 1891 Edith worked in the Ministry of Childrens League. 1894 Cowan was the rst secretary for Karrakatta club. 1909 Edith was one of the founding members of the Women Service Guide. Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 12. Timeline 1861 Edith Cowan was born on the 2nd of August 1861 1868 Cowan was very upset when her mother died when Edith was 7 years old. 1876 Eight years later, Ediths father murdered his second wife. He was suffering with illness and jealousy. 1879 Edith married James Cowan on the 12th of November 1879. 1880-1890 In this period of time, James and Edith had 4 daughters and a son. 1891 Edith worked in the Ministry of Childrens League. 1894 Cowan was the rst secretary for Karrakatta club. 1909 Edith was one of the founding members of the Women Service Guide. Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 13. Picture Page This is a image of James and Edith Cowan This is Edith on her wedding day This is the entrance of Edith Cowan University in Joondalup Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 14. Glossary portrait:A portrait is a image of a person that is from their head and shoulders. maintain: Continues. Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 15. Index F Family page 2 Q Quotes page 5 L Life Summary page 2 I Interesting Facts page 5 M Memories page 3 Marriage page 2 P Parliament Sunday, 6 July 14
  • 16. Bibliography Banknotes.rba.gov.au Biography Edith Cowan www.civics and citisenship.edu.au Sunday, 6 July 14
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  • 18. THANKS FOR WATCHING:) Sunday, 6 July 14