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Mrs Breeton-Braham

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Woman's Christian Temperance Union

Mrs. Breeton-Braham was married to a Launceston storekeeper. After Jessie Rooke's sudden death in 1906, she became acting state president of the WCTU, and was soon officially elected to the position - which she held till her resignation in 1912.

She remained, however, as Launceston president until 1914, when ill-health forced her resignation.

Reference:

Jordan, R., White-Ribboners: the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Tasmania, 1885-1914, Unpublished BA Hons thesis, University of Tasmania, 2001

This entry was researched and written by Wendy Rimon, B.A.


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