Writer, editor, police magistrate, community-builder;
Emily Murphy was a leader in Edmonton society, as well as on
the provincial and national levels. A list of her
achievements and memberships from Who's Who, presumably from
1931, gives us some idea of the wide and varied nature of
her public involvements.
Engaged in issues ranging from women's rights and
children's protection to public health and welfare, even
pacifism, Murphy committed her life to improving social
conditions and developing a distinctly Canadian culture.
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