"Without much fear of having the distinction disputed, Miss Jessie Ackermann may claim to be the world's greatest woman traveller. Altogether she has been six times round the world, covered nearly 350,000 miles in her wanderings, and has slept in 3,000 beds. An American by birth, Miss Ackermann has been breaking records ever since she began her travels at the age of twenty-four, though it is not easy to imagine this prepossessing, refined lady " roughing it " in remote corners of the world, out of the track of civilisation. The main object of Miss Ackermann's travels in many cases has been to study the condition of women in foreign countries, and her lectures never fail to attract large audiences. During her trips Miss Acker-mann has met many of the greatest men and women of the day - Bismarck, Gladstone, Cecil Rhodes, Kruger, and Li Hung Chang being amongst her acquaintances. Miss Ackermann, by the way, has made a special study of the subject of "votes for women" in other countries, and finds that in Australia and New Zealand the vote is eagerly prized by the women of the working classes.

Miss Jessie Ackermann

Miss Jessie Ackermann

Crown Studio, Sydney