New dawn for pioneering feminist journal 

Thanks to collaboration between a Melbourne businesswoman, the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia's Trove website, The Dawn, Australia's first feminist journal, is now available online for all Australians.

Published by Louise Lawson (mother of writer Henry) from 1888 to 1905, The Dawn exclusively employed women and ran stories ranging from the evils of corsetry to the campaign for women’s suffrage, giving Australian women a voice in print for the first time.

Melbourne businesswoman Donna Benjamin launched a campaign to raise the funds needed to digitise The Dawn after coming across the journal while researching early examples of women working in information and communication technologies. The State Library of New South Wales then made its hard copies of the journal available for digitisation.

Browse The Dawn online.

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