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Jessie (Janet) Dickie (1848–1930)

Mrs. Jessie Dickie, who died on March 31, at Morven, Queen Street, Newtown, at 82 years of age, was a woman of strong personality. For 60 years she worked most ardently for the welfare of women and children. She was one of the first women appointed to the board that established the Baby Clinics in Sydney, and her experience and wise counsel helped to make that venture a success.

Mrs. Dickie was a foundation member of the women's suffrage movement. She saw her labors crowned with success, and the vote granted to women. From many a platform her rugged Scotch accent was heard pleading for more human treatment of the widow and orphan— more kindness and less red tape.

Mrs. Dickie was appointed to the Commission of Inquiry into the cost of production and the selling-price of goods before the war. She was a life member of the Women's Christian Association, and was a strong supporter of the Labor Party.

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'Dickie, Jessie (Janet) (1848–1930)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Clark, Jessie

Crathie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


31 March, 1930 (aged ~ 82)
Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (stomach)

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