Suffrage 125



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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