The life & times of Edith Cowan

Past Event


Hilary Silbert became interested in Edith when she applied for a job at the new ECU. She knew nothing about Edith Dircksey Cowan, found very little about her in 1992, but all of that changed, when she became the first Corporate Events Manager. She introduced the Edith Cowan lecture on her birthday, was involved in a touring exhibition on Edith’s life and wanted to raise her profile, as an amazing Australian. Hilary set up the Edith Dircksey Cowan Commemoration with Edith Cowan’s grandson Peter Cowan’s blessing. 

Join us for a talk to learn more about the life and legacy of this remarkable Australian women.

Wednesday 6th October 2021 @10:00 - 11:30 am

Local History Centre,  99 Loftus Street, Leederville

Morning tea will be provided

Bookings essential: 9273 6090 or local.history@vincent.wa.gov.au 

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Event Details

Time: 10 am until 11:30 am

Venue: City of Vincent Local History Centre

Event Date(s)

  • Wednesday 6th October 2021

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