Edith Cowan was the first woman to be elected in an Australian parliament, when she was elected to the WA Parliament in 1921.
Discover her fascinating story of resilience and courage against the odds.
Edith Cowan, the first woman elected to an Australian Parliament.
Born in 1861, Edith’s childhood was marred by a double tragedy.
Edith’s one term that improved women’s and children’s lives.
Following Edith’s death in 1932, she has been honoured in many ways.
Read exactly what Edith said on the floor of the chamber.
What’s happening to commemorate Edith’s election and life?
Edith’s extraordinary service to the Western Australian community.
Resources on Edith’s life including Education’s school workbooks.