Eleanor Hinder used the skill she had developed working in industrial welfare to benefit women in China and Southeast Asia. After teaching science at school and university she was appointed Superintendent of Staff Welfare for the Sydney department store Farmer & Co Ltd. She was a founder of the Sydney City Girls’ Amateur Sports Association which was set up in 1918 to provide recreation and organised sporting opportunities for women in business and industry. She was instrumental in organising the Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW) and arranging its affiliation to the International Federation of University Women (IFUW).
(1 January 1868 – 22 May 1942)
Labor leader, reformer and social worker
Emma Miller, 1839-1917 Suffragette
One of Australia’s first leaders in women’s suffrage, and a major fighter for women workers’ rights, Emma Miller was the foundation president of Queensland’s Women’s Equal Franchise Association.
Emma Miller was born in Chesterfield, England, in 1839. After moving to Brisbane at age 30, she became a gentleman’s shirtmaker and became involved in union work. She campaigned for equal pay and equal opportunity for women in the workplace.