Women of the North

Celebrating the fascinating lives of women in the history of North Queensland

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Jean Devanny

Jean Devanny was an author, political activist, feminist, socialist, and naturalist (and a whole lot more besides). She¬†was born in New Zealand in 1894 and migrated to Australia with her husband and children in 1929. A member of the Communist Party, she was very active in the labour movement and often spoke at public rallies and meetings. Devanny was also a prolific author. She published around 20 books (both fiction […]

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