Maybanke Anderson, feminist and educationist, was involved in a wide range of reformist issues, especially relating to women. She was a member of the Womanhood Suffrage League, the International Women’s Union, and edited and published Woman’s Voice, a fortnightly journal covering social issues. She established the Playgrounds’ Association and the Kindergarten Union, providing free pre-school care for poor families within walking distance of their homes.
For a number of years Maybanke Anderson and her husband, Francis Anderson, first Challis professor of logic and mental philosophy at the University of Sydney, divided their time between Apricot, a ‘picturesque town house’ at 27 Arundel Street, and a larger property at Pittwater, near Bayview Post Office. The Andersons were at Apricot from ca 1910 to 1916. The house has since been demolished.
Posted on April 6, 2013 by Peter
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