League of Women Voters of South Australia

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The League of Women Voters of South Australia (formerly the Women's Non-Party Political Association of South Australia) was a women's organisation in South Australia from 1909 to 1979.

It was founded in June 1909 by Lucy Morice in conjunction with Victorian activist Vida Goldstein. Catherine Helen Spence became the first president, while Leonora Polkinghorne was one of the first councillors.[1][2] Phyllis Duguid held numerous offices within the organisation, and was its last president before it disbanded in 1979.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b "League of Women Voters". Adelaidia. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  2. ^ "WOMEN'S NON-PARTY ASSOCIATION". The Register (Adelaide). LXXIV, (19, 559). South Australia. 21 July 1909. p. 4. Retrieved 15 February 2017 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. ^ Edwards, W.E.H. "Duguid, Phyllis Evelyn (1904–1993)". The Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 4 April 2019.