The Women's Sanitary Association was formed in 1891 to assist the Sanitary and General Improvement Association. Members of the Association visited working-class streets and advised the women living there on hygiene and the methods of nursing infectious diseases. In 1901, the Women's Sanitary Association became the Women's Health Association.
1891 - 1901 Women's Sanitary Association
1901 - 1920? Women's Health Association
Sources used to compile this entry: Petrow, Stefan, Sanatorium of the South? Public health and politics in Hobart and Launceston, 1875-1914, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Hobart, 1995, 218 pp.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 8 December 2011, Last modified: 14 March 2014