Adela Pankhurst, Peace Negotiator: World War 1, Queensland

Deborah Jordan

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The responses of Australian women’s suffrage leaders in Australia to World War 1 is largely untold except through their biographies. This article revisits the anti-war advocacy of Adela Pankhurst, a member of the leading English suffragette family, when she toured Queensland as a Women’s Peace Army organiser, in 1915, and 1916. Adela Pankhurst’s life and work has had a mixed representation by her biographers and in accounts of her family. In this detailed study of her tours in Queensland, when her life story is viewed through both the lens of state histories and the international campaign against war as a means of solving conflict, her importance as a leading public intellectual emerges.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalOutskirts: Feminisms along the edge
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • World War 1
  • peace and conflict studies
  • Feminism

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