Isabel Malcolm

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Isabel Malcolm is associated with Yarra Street, Geelong, victoria located at these coordinates -38.1515532, 144.3616764

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User Tags: 1891 women's suffrage petition, isabel malcolm

Isabel (Bella) Malcolm was one of the 30,000 who signed the petition. She was 17 years old, living in Geelong and possibly working as a domestic servant.

She was one of 10 children (4 brothers and 5 sisters) and her mother died when she was 7 years old.

I don’t know what prompted her to sign the petition. She and her sisters worked as domestics, but Bella is the only one who definitely signed the petition.

They were a Scottish Presbyterian family. Bella’s family migrated to Australia in 1859.

(Information courtesy of Louise Blake great grand-daughter to Isabel Malcolm)

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