Annie Lowe

Annie Lowe (1828?-1910) lived in the outback before moving to Melbourne and becoming a founder of the Victorian Womenís Suffrage Society in 1884. Steeped in liberal values and brought up to believe in equality of the sexes, she worked assiduously for the cause of female emancipation. Her effective and witty public speaking disarmed her opposition. Courtesy Australian Dictionary of Biography


7 May 1884

First women's suffrage society

Henrietta Dugdale, Annie Lowe and several other women establish the Victorian Women’s Suffrage Society to campaign for the female vote. Their model is followed by other colonies.


Henrietta Dugdale, 1895. Photo courtesy of Mitchell Library-State Library of New South Wales.