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Maincke, Euphemia Jean (1875–1940)

Euphemia Jean Maincke (1875-1940) labor women's activist

Birth: 23 November 1875, St George, Queensland. Daughter of Richard Alexander McDougall, horse and cattle dealer, and Elizabeth nee Close. Married: Alfred Francis Maincke, 1893, Sydney. Death: 11 September, 1940, Rose Bay, Sydney.

  • Shop assistant, Sydney.
  • Active in Hotel, Clubs, Caterers and Waitresses Union.
  • Member, Labor Women’s Central Organising Committee, 1905, and secretary, 1908;
  • advocate of equal pay. Vice-president, Darlinghurst Political Labor League; delegate to PLL Conference, 1905;
  • Labor Senate candidate for NSW, 1908.
  • Vice-president, Labor Women’s Grand Council of NSW, 1916.
  • Member ALP Executive during anti-conscription campaign.
  • During 1917 strike was president of trades-hall-based committee for the relief of women and children; also elected treasurer of Lord Mayor’s Fund for strikers’ wives and children; subsequently conducted relief depot to assist ‘victims of the Fuller Government’s vendetta on the Rocks area’.
  • Candidate for Labor preselection for Sydney, 1924.

Worker (Sydney), 8 April 1905, p 4 & 26 Nov. 1908; Labor News, 7 Nov. 1921;

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