Margaret McLean

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Margaret McLean is associated with east melbourne, victoria located at these coordinates -37.811291, 144.985916

Date of Birth: 7th April 1845
Date of Death: 14th February 1923
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User Tags: 1891 women's suffrage petition

Margaret McLean was married to a prominent business man of the day William McLean and was actively involved in the promotion of the petition, and in the campaign for women’s suffrage.It was for this reason she was asked to be the first signatory on the petition. The premier of the day signed second. 

There is an article related to her life written by Elizabeth Rushen (

(Information courtesy of Norman Wright, grandson to Margaret McLean)

Additional information can also be found at the Australian Women's Register: (

(Information courtesy of Nikki Henningham, Executive Officer, Australian Women's Register.)

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