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FEMININE RESISTERS.

19 September 1905, Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 - 1954), page 6

Feminine Resisters. Women can refuse, as Mrs Montefiore is again doing, to pay income tax so long as they remain unenfranchised, on the old historic ground that “Taxation without representation is tyranny.” If resistance, passive or active, ever can be justified, it assuredly is so justified in the case and cause of injured and insulted womanhood. —“Ignota.” in “Westminster Review.”…

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SUFFRAGIST PASSIVE RESISTER. REFUSES TO PAY TAXES. HER FURNITURE SOLD. LONDON, March 25.

27 March 1907, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), page 7

Suffragist Passive Resister. Refuses to Pay Taxes. Her Furniture Sold. London , March 25. On the ground that the franchise has not been extended to women, and she is therefore without a vote, the widow of Sir James Steel, a former Lord Provost of Edinburgh, lately refused to pay her house and property taxes. The authorities thereupon ordered the sale by auction of a sufficient portion of Lady Steel’s household furniture to meet the, demand, of the tax collector, and the sale was held yesterday in the presence of 5,000 people.…

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NEW PLAN OF OBSTRUCTION BY SUFFRAGISTS.

25 March 1911, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), page 7

New Plan of Obstruction by Suffragists A boycott of the census is (says the “Daily Chronicle” of February 7 ) to be the latest method of the militant suffragists for calling attention to their claims to the vote. The announcement was made by Mrs. [Charlotte] Despard at a “King’s Speech meeting” of the Women’s Freedom League, held in the Caxton Hall. The census would cost a great deal of money, said Mrs. Despard, and involve an enormous amount of labor. So far as they were concerned, this census should not be taken. “We shall prove,” said Mrs. Despard, “whether there is a people, or whether there…

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WORLDS PRESS GLEAKINGS.

2 September 1911, The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), page 2

…From the 2 September 1911 Hobart, Tasmania Mercury :…

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OUR SISTERS AND COUSINS.

3 January 1912, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), page 14

…Houseman was back in the news a few months later. From the 3 January 1912 Brisbane Courier: The monotony of purely educational work for woman suffrage has been enlivened by the arrest, imprisonment, and release of Miss Clemence Housman, writes an English correspondent, for non payment of the habitation tax. Miss Housman a year ago refused to pay this tax, which was only 4/6 (1.10 dollar), and during the year has had sundry notices served upon her, the cost of which brought the amount up to between twenty five and thirty dollars. The Government offered to compromise, but Miss Housman remained firm. At length she received notice that she would be arrested on a certain day. This…

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PUCK'S GIRDLE.

24 January 1912, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), page 5

…year has had sundry notices served upon her, the cost of which brought the amount up to between twenty five and thirty dollars. The Government offered to compromise, but Miss Housman remained firm. At length she received notice that she would be arrested on a certain day. This was made the occasion by the Tax Resistance League of a protest meeting and a tea at the home of Miss Housman’s brother, Lawrence Housman, the noted dramatist and noted suffragist, for Mr. Housman is always speaking and writing for this cause and has thoroughly identified himself with it as his own. From the 24 January 1912 Sydney Morning Herald: The “John Hampden” dinner was the name under which the members of the “Women’s Tax Resistance League” gave a dinner recently in London. At the end of the dining hall hung a picture of the hero, who resisted the ship money imposition, and on the menu cards appeared the legend, “No vote, no tax.” The guests included many well-known people interested in woman suffrage, and the speakers, Earl Russell, Mrs. Despard, Sir Thomas Barclay, and Mr. Laurence Houseman, all upheld the right of women in refusing to pay taxes while they had no voice in the government of the country.…

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OUR SISTERS AND COUSINS.

26 June 1912, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), page 16

…The “John Hampden” dinner was the name under which the members of the “Women’s Tax Resistance League” gave a dinner recently in London. At the end of the dining hall hung a picture of the hero, who resisted the ship money imposition, and on the menu cards appeared the legend, “No vote, no tax.” The guests included many well-known people interested in woman suffrage, and the speakers, Earl Russell, Mrs. Despard, Sir Thomas Barclay, and Mr. Laurence Houseman, all upheld the right of women in refusing to pay taxes while they had no voice in the government of the country. From the 26 June 1912 Brisbane Courier: Miss Green, a member of the New Constitutional Society, and honorary treasurer to the Women’s Tax Resistance League, London, having again refused to pay inhabited house duty for 14 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, her bookcase was sold at Messrs. Gill’s auction rooms in Kilburn. Many sympathisers attended the sale, and the usual speech of protest having been made, three cheers were raised for Miss Green before the party left the auction room. A procession then formed up, headed by a waggon decorated with the colours of the Women’s Tax Resistance League, and an open air meeting was held on the High-road,…

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WIFE'S INCOME. HISTORY OF CURIOUS CASE.

3 December 1912, West Gippsland Gazette (Warragul, Vic. : 1898 - 1930) , page 4

Wife’s Income. History of Curious Case. The arrest and imprisonment “during the King’s pleasure” of Mr. Mark Wilks, the Clapton schoolmaster, who is unable to pay the tax on his wife’s income, is to be the subject of numerous protest meetings, organised by the Women’s Tax Resistance League, during the next few days (said the “Daily News and Leader” on September 29 ). To-morrow the Wilks campaign opens with a demonstration in Trafalgar Square. On Sunday there will be another mass meeting in Hyde Park, and on Monday a procession will march from Kennington Church to Brixton Gaol, where the central figure…

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"THE REVOLT OF MAN." AGAINST PAYING WIFE'S INCOME TAX.

13 November 1912, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), page 7

“The Revolt of Man.” Against Paying Wife’s Income Tax. Mr. G.B. Shaw was the chief speaker at a meeting held in Caxton Hall, London, by the Women’s Tax Resistance League last month, “to protest against the imprisonment of Mr. Mark Wilks for his inability to pay the taxes on his wife’s earned income.” Sir John Cockburn was in the chair. Mr. Shaw said that this was the beginning of the revolt of his own unfortunate sex against the intolerable henpecking which had been brought upon them by the refusal by the Government to bring about a reform which everybody knew was going to come,…

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RETURN OF LADY STOUT. BOMB IDEAS OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE. (From "The Auckland Weekly News.")

17 January 1913, Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954), page 44

…Anna Stout, wife of the former New Zealand prime minister Robert Stout, gave her opinions of the suffrage movement ( as found in the 17 January 1913 Perth Western Mail ), including these remarks:…

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WOMEN AT BAR OF HOUSE. PETITION FROM SUFFRAGETTES LONDON, April 22.

23 April 1913, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 13

Duchess as Tax Resister Destraint has been levied upon [Mary Russell] the Duchess of Bedford, who, as a protest against the non-enfranchisement of women refuses to pay property tax for the Prince’s Skating Rink, which is owned by her. The tax is eight months overdue. (When she first announced that she would resist payment of the tax the Duchess of Bedford said:— “I am very strongly opposed to the militant tactics adopted by a portion of those who are in favour of women’s franchise, and I have therefore taken this, the only course open to me, which appears justifiable, of protesting against the way…

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4 June 1913, The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), page 3

…Here is another note on Russell’s resistance, from the 4 June 1913 Hobart, Tasmania Mercury :…

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TAX RESISTER. Siege of Suffragette's House. Bailiff Uses Battering-Ram. LONDON, Nov. 26.

27 November 1913, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 9

Tax Resister. Siege of Suffragette’s House. Bailiff Uses Battering-Ram. London , Nov. 20 . Primitive but effective means were resorted to yesterday by a bailiff, who, acting on a distraint order, sought to enter the house of a leading suffragette. The lady in question was Mrs. Kate Harvey, of the Women’s Freedom League. She had declined to pay taxes, and was being supported in her resolve by Mrs. Charlotte Despard, the well-known president of the league. Mrs. Harvey resides in “Brackenhill,” a large mansion in Highland road, Bromley (Kent). Failing to gain an entrance to the house, the bailiffs procured a battering…

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THE PASSING SHOW. LIFE'S LIGHT AND SHADE. LONDON, November 30.

29 December 1913, The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), page 9

Battering Ram Used. Considerable difficulty attended the levying of a distress upon the goods of Mrs. Harvey, of the Tax Resistance League; at Bromley, Kent, on Tuesday. Upon the arrival of a tax collector, a bailiff, and a police sergeant, they found the outer gate locked and the doors of the house barricaded. The gate offered little obstruction, but to get the door of the house open was a difficult matter. Finally, after a heavy beam was used as a battering ram, the door went in with a crash. The door, however, led only to a narrow passage, where a still more obstinate…

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LONDON, GOSSIP. ITEMS OF THE WEEK. LONDON, January 3. —Invincibles Recalled.—

3 February 1914, The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), page 10

Princess Fined. Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, of Faraday House, Hampton Court, made her second appearance at Feltham Police Court, Middlesex, on Monday . She is a member of the Women’s Tax Resistance League, and was summoned for keeping a male servant, a carriage, and two dogs without licences. The Magistrate imposed fines of £5 each in respect of the groom and carriage. and £1 5 / for each of the dogs, with costs amounting, to 18 / .…

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LONDON GOSSIP. INTERESTING ITEMS. LONDON, January 30. Legion of Honour for Commander Evans.

5 March 1914, The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), page 8

Princess’s Protest. Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, of Faraday House, Hampton Court, saw her jewels seized under a distress warrant rather than pay fines and costs amounting to over £16 for keeping a groom, a carrage, and two dogs without licences. By order of the Justices of the Spelthorne Division of Middlesex, the jewels were offered for sale by public auction at the Twickenham Town Hall on Monday . The auctioneer (Mr. Alaway) explained that the jewels seized by the police consisted of a necklace, with 131 pearls, and a gold bangle. with a heart-shaped pendant, with a diamond centre surrounded with pearls.…