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Edith Cowan A Quiet Woman of Note Hazel Edwards

Edith Cowan A Quiet Woman of Note

Hazel Edwards

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Quiet heroes are often overlooked, especially if the only historic photos are sternly formal. Check out the $50 banknote, Edith Cowan is on it and on the postage stamps as the first woman elected to parliament, but she also helped many in WesternMoreQuiet heroes are often overlooked, especially if the only historic photos are sternly formal. Check out the $50 banknote, Edith Cowan is on it and on the postage stamps as the first woman elected to parliament, but she also helped many in Western Australia get an education, jobs and housing. Activist and social worker, she believed groups could achieve more, so she worked through committees. Plus she had to overcome a tragic childood when her mother died early and her father was hung for murder of his second wife. So Edith spent her life looking after vulnerable children and mothers. Happily married with a supportive husband and five children, Edith was a quiet do-er and persistent.Fittingly, Edith Cowan University is named after her.Part of the Aussie Heroes series aimed at 10 plus readers which includes subjects such as Sir Edward Weary Dunlop and Professor Fred Hollows.Discussion notes at http://www.hazeledwards.com/page/edit...