The Centre of Democracy is marking 125 years of women’s suffrage in the State by coordinating a series of programs and events throughout 2019.
In December 1894, after decades of activism, legislation was passed in South Australia making South Australia’s colonial parliament the first one in Australia to extend to women, including Aboriginal women, the right to vote and stand for election. This decision later helped to secure votes for women after the Australian colonies federated.
We will be exploring the history, the legacy, and the contemporary relevance of Suffrage 125 through public talks, family activities, exhibitions, online activities, and more.
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The Office for Women are putting together a great program of events to celebrate this history. Find out more here.
Resources created by Centre of Democracy
Women In South Australia is our History Pin collection of significant sites identified because of their relation to women and women’s history in SA. The initial list of sites was collated and suggested by Social Museum, a Facebook Group dedicated to exploring issues of women’s citizenship as part of the Suffrage 125 anniversary. You can add new entries, edit and add to others too – help us create a uniquely South Australian historical resource.