Rose Scott

Rose Scott (1847-1925) worked all her public life for measures to reduce menís power over women and to expand womenís material options. A leader of feminist organisations in New South Wales, she campaigned for female suffrage and for laws to curb the sexual exploitation of women and girls. Her pacifism reflected her staunch opposition to competition and aggression. Courtesy Australian Dictionary of Biography


Jun 1908

Suffragists oppose military service

Rose Scott, a leading suffragist, writes to Prime Minister Alfred Deakin opposing compulsory military training and service. In 1914, Vida Goldstein forms the Women’s Political Alliance to oppose military conscription, then joins Cecilia Annie John forming the Women’s Peace Army.


John Longstaff, Miss Rose Scott, (1922).