Maybanke Anderson

The woman who fought for woman's education rights

Maybanke Susannah Anderson was vice president of the Womanhood Suffrage League of New South Wales in 1892 and president 1893-1896. Since 1892 she has been a member of the Woman's Literacy Society. In 1893 she founded the Australian Home Reading Union. In 1895 she helped set up the very first free kindergarten in Woolloomooloo.

Woman's Suffrage Leader

She was born on the 19th of February in Surrey, England 1845. She came to Australia when she was 10 and was educated to be a teacher in Sydney. On the 3rd of December she married Edward Kay Wolstenholme who deserted her in 1884 and she divorced him 8 years later. In 1885 she started a girls school called Maybanke College which she sold last year (1898). She married Sir Francis Anderson this year.(1899) Lets hope they live to a ripe old age.

Published by Sunday Posts

This Article was published on the 7th of December 1899