Constance Mary Ternent Cooke
COOKE, CONSTANCE MARY TERNENT (1882-1967), Aboriginal rights advocate and social reformer, was born on 9 February 1882 at Kent Town, Adelaide, fifth of eight surviving children of Percival Edward Hoare, accountant and collector of antiquities, and his wife Susette, née Gameau. Constance and her five sisters were educated at home. In 1898-1902 she was assistant at Somersal House preparatory school, Stepney, conducted by her second cousin Constance Mary, sister of Edward Warner Benham. On 21 August 1907, at the chapel of the Collegiate School of St Peter, Constance Hoare married Dr William Ternent Cooke, of the department of chemistry at the University of Adelaide; they were to have two children.
An executive-member (president 1924-27) of South Australia's Women's Non-Party Association, said to be the first women's organization to make the cause of the Aborigines part of its platform, from 1928 Mrs Cooke was convenor of the association ...
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