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After graduating Bella worked as a teacher, firstly at Loreto College, Ballarat where she was criticised by colleagues for being too proud of her degree. Later she taught at the Ballarat School of Mines as Principal of Matriculation. In 1975 a hall at the University of Ballarat was named after her. When she married in 1891, to poet Henry Halloran, she left teaching. However, shortly after the birth of her son, her husband died, and she  returned to teaching from  financial necessity.

After graduating Bella worked as a teacher, firstly at Loreto College, Ballarat where she was criticised by colleagues for being too proud of her degree. Later she taught at the Ballarat School of Mines as Principal of Matriculation. In 1975 a hall at the University of Ballarat was named after her. When she married in 1891, to poet Henry Halloran, she left teaching. However, shortly after the birth of her son, her husband died, and she returned to teaching from financial necessity.

Brisbane International Womens Day, 1960. Union of Australian Women

Brisbane International Womens Day, 1960. Union of Australian Women

Polling booth on Adelaide Street in Brisbane, the first time Queensland women were able to vote in State Elections,1907 / John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 73410 , http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/70053 | thefashionarchives.org

Polling booth on Adelaide Street in Brisbane, the first time Queensland women were able to vote in State Elections,1907 / John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 73410 , http://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/70053 | thefashionarchives.org

Delegates to the Australian Women's Conference in Brisbane, 1909 , (suffragette movement in Queensland).jpg

Delegates to the Australian Women's Conference in Brisbane, 1909 , (suffragette movement in Queensland).jpg

Vida Goldstein, Australian feminist and suffragette (1869-1949) from Victoria. 27 October 1899. Source: Fairfax. Via: @FairfaxPhotos

Vida Goldstein, Australian feminist and suffragette (1869-1949) from Victoria. 27 October 1899. Source: Fairfax. Via: @FairfaxPhotos

Air raid warden and members of the Women's Auxiliary Australian  Air Force in one of Brisbane's air raid shelters during an alarm.

Air raid warden and members of the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force in one of Brisbane's air raid shelters during an alarm.

theroamer:  Mountaineering in the Mount Cook region: a rock climb on Mount Sebastopol, c. 1926.

theroamer: Mountaineering in the Mount Cook region: a rock climb on Mount Sebastopol, c. 1926.

Lady Lamington was renowned for her charitable work and was approached by others to investigate options for women who could not afford to pay for private medical attendance. Her efforts came to fruition in November 1900 when the Lady Lamington Hospital for Women was opened in Brisbane. The hospital was a great benefit to women across Queensland and patients came from far and wide to access the hospital’s services.

Lady Lamington was renowned for her charitable work and was approached by others to investigate options for women who could not afford to pay for private medical attendance. Her efforts came to fruition in November 1900 when the Lady Lamington Hospital for Women was opened in Brisbane. The hospital was a great benefit to women across Queensland and patients came from far and wide to access the hospital’s services.

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StateLibQld_1_108324_Women_in_training_for_the_Australian_Women's_Army_Service,_Brisbane,_August_1942.jpg 1,000×620 pixels

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