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Louisa Albury

Firsts: First to found a school at the New South Wales gold digging fields 1888 - Published first Australian Journal for Women - staffed entirely by women. 'The Dawn' was the first of its type in the world

Miscellaneous: Mother of Henry Lawson (renown Australian Poet) Author of 'Lonely Crossing and Other Poems'(1905). Mother of the Women's Vote in NSW Social Reformer and Suffragist. Journalist Editor of: 'The Dawn' (1888-1905), 'Young Australian' (1889-1891), 'Young Idea' (1891-1892), 'Dert & Do' (1904). Co-Editor 'Republican' (1887-1888)


Born: 1848


Died: 1920