Vida Goldstein’s childhood home

133 Alma Road, St Kilda East 3183

Vida Goldstein was a leading suffragist in Melbourne, traveling around the world advocating for women’s suffrage and advocating for women’s issues.

“Through the 1890s to the 1920s, Goldstein actively supported women’s rights and emancipation in a variety of fora, including the National Council of Women, the Victorian Women’s Public Servants’ Association and the Women Writers’ Club. She actively lobbied parliament on issues such as equality of property rights, birth control, equal naturalisation laws, the creation of a system of children’s courts and raising the age of marriage consent. Her writings in various periodicals and papers of the time were influential in the social life of Australia during the first twenty years of the 20th century.”

” Vida was sent to Presbyterian Ladies’ College in 1884, matriculating in 1886. When the family income was affected by the depression in Melbourne during the 1890s, Vida and her sisters, Aileen and Elsie, ran a co-educational preparatory school in St Kilda. Opening in 1892, the ‘Ingleton’ school would run out of the family home on Alma Road for the next six years”1

Australian Dictionary of Biography


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