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Lilian Sophia Locke (1869–1950)

Mrs. Lilian Burns, one of the early woman leaders of the Labor movement, died at her home at North Sydney yesterday, aged 81.

Mrs. Burns was one of the organisers, and founders of the Women's Political Organisation, a group which campaigned for votes for women. Mrs. Burns travelled Australia as an organiser for the Labor party. Her late husband, Mr. George Burns, was a member of the House of Representatives.

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Lilian Burns, c.1905

Lilian Burns, c.1905

State Library of Queensland, 66944054

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  • Burns, Lilian Sophia

6 June, 1869
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


1 July, 1950 (aged 81)
North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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