Selected articles

Online at last!


On the campaign

Some of The Dawn was already online...

Selections from The Dawn

Also See: The First voice of Australian feminism: excerpts from Louisa Lawson's the Dawn, 1888-1895
edited by and with an introduction by Olive Lawson, Louisa's great grand-daughter.

About Ourselves by Dora Falconer (Louisa Lawson) from the first issue, 15 May 1888. As PDF

Unhappy Love Matches The Dawn Volume 2, Number 2. Sydney, June 1, 1889

The Man Question... Or, The Woman Question Re-stated The Dawn Volume 2, Number 5. Sydney, September 2, 1889

Boycotting The Dawn The Dawn Volume 2, Number 6. Sydney, October 5, 1889

Spurious Women The Dawn Volume 2, Number 3. Sydney, July 1, 1889

Modern Chivalry The Dawn Volume 2, Number 7. Sydney, November 5, 1889

The Strike Question The Dawn Volume 2, Number 7. Sydney, November 5, 1890

About Louisa and The Dawn

Standing On Their Shoulders! Jocelynne A. Scutt, Women's History Network Blog, January 2014

The literary Dawn : Re-reading Louisa Lawson's poetry and politics by Katie Hansord in Hecate, Volume 39 Issue 01n02 (2014)

History repeats for powerful Australian women by Brian Matthews, Eureka Street, 20 June 2013

Inspiring Womanhood: A re-interpretation of The Dawn by Hannah Louise Cameron (Honours Thesis, Department of History, University of Sydney, 2011)

Books and Magazines. The Western Mail (WA : 1885 - 1954) 21 Feb 1903: 50. Web 21 Dec 2011.

Louisa Lawson Memorial. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) 14 Aug 1941: 5. Web. 3 Feb 2011.

First Australian Editress. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) 3 Jul 1939: 16 Supplement: Women's Supplement. Web. 3 Feb 2011.

Roaming Roy discovers a poets muse - Henry Lawson's Mum The Tingle Factor Box. 8 Aug 2010

Biographies and Primary Sources

Louisa Lawson, Portrait Photo at National Library

Louisa Lawson, Suffragist and Business Woman, State Records, NSW

National Archives A4618, 6371
Correspondence with applicant Louisa Lawson concerning invention entitled - An improved combination buckle and fastener specially applicable for fastening mail bags and for other similar purposes

Louisa Lawson, Australian Dictionary of Biography by Heather Radi

Louisa Lawson, Museum of Australian Democracy

Louisa Lawson, The Australian Women's Register by Rosemary Francis

Louisa Lawson, Australian Workers Heritage Centre

Louisa Lawson, Dictionary of Sydney by Susan Magarey.

From Bush Battler to City Editor: Louisa Lawson and the 'Dawn' Journal article by Sharyn Pearce; Journal of Australian Studies, No. 54-55, 1997

The Shameless Scribber: Louisa Lawson Sharyn Pearce; Working Papers in Australian Studies, QUT 1992

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