Margaret Windeyer


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Margaret “Margy” Windeyer born Buxted, Sussex, England November 24, 1866 (d. 1939). Australian feminist and suffrage leader; internationalist; librarian. Commissioner of World Exposition, Chicago, 1893. Delegate to first World’s Congress of Representative Women, 1893.


I think it will be the aim of every woman. . . to see that by her vote she can free her sisters from the bondage of custom and ignorance. . . in the extension of franchise to women. . . the state will be before the family, and the great nation of all, the world, will be before the state.” (“Discussion on Women’s Political Future”, Rogers and Boussaba, Women in International and Universal Exhibitions; photo Wikipedia)