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Woman Suffrage in Australia

Woman Suffrage in Australia

ISBN 9780521436113
Publication Date
Publisher Cambridge University Press
With the granting of the vote to women in 1902 Australian suffragist Rose Scott told male politicians that their names would be remembered when the names of the suffragettes had been forgotten. Her words have held true for the best part of this century, until the publication of this 1993 book. Woman Suffrage in Australia tells the story of the struggle for female enfranchisement from the first stirrings of the movement in 1890, through the granting of the vote in South Australia in 1894, to the nationwide success of the suffragists' campaigns when the vote was granted by the Commonwealth in 1902. The author considers the international ramifications of the victory of Australian women, comparing their struggle with that of the suffragists in America and the United Kingdom and tackles the difficult question of why there are still so few women in parliament today.

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