Louisa Lawson - modified version of portrait found at moadoph.gov.au

"There has hitherto been no trumpet through which the concentrated voices of womankind could publish their grievances and their opinions."

Louisa Lawson

The Dawn: a Journal for Australian Women was conceived and published by Louisa Lawson from 1888 to 1905.

The National Library of Australia has been working to get our newspapers online and publishing them at http://trove.nla.gov.au.
The Dawn has been added to the collection.

5 December 1889. Page 20.
THE Boston Woman's Journal remarks re-garding the opposition to the employment of women in Sydney.

"In Australia women now occupy about the same position in labor matters that they did in America twelve or fifteen years ago.....

History repeats itself. The printer girls in Australia will hold their own, and in due time labor organisations there will learn, as they have already learned in America that to treat working women as equals is a "policy of self-protection."

Katie Hansord has published a doctoral thesis entitled "‘Spirit-music’ Unbound: Romanticism and Print Politics in Australian Women’s Poetry 1830-1905" which features a whole chapter on Louisa's poetry called "LOUISA LAWSON: Transnational Poetics and Feminism in The Dawn".

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