WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE

Collection by Women's Information Service

33 
Pins
 • 
241 
Followers

December 18 2019 marks the 125th anniversary of the passing of the Women's Suffrage Act in South Australia. South Australia was the first Australian colony to give women the vote, and the fourth place in the world. The act also made South Australia the first place in the world where women could stand for elections. Items on this board celebrate this important anniversary.

Women's Information Service
Mary Lee was a vital element in South Australia's auspicious honour in 1894 to grant women the vote AND to be elected to parliament! From Scotland she came out to nurse her sick son. On his death, not having the means to return to Scotland She became instrumental in the cause that we now take for granted. Half The Sky, Mary Lee, Suffragettes, Right To Vote, Women's Rights, World History, Instrumental, Constitution, 1940s

Mary Lee

Mary Lee was a vital element in South Australia's auspicious honour in 1894 to grant women the vote AND to be elected to parliament! From Scotland she came out to nurse her sick son. On his death, not having the means to return to Scotland She became instrumental in the cause that we now take for granted.

Homenaje a Henrietta Augusta Dugdale Google Doodles, Kim Peek, Google Homepage, John Harrison, Songkran Festival, Today In History, Writing Prompts, Lettering, Celebrities

Henrietta Augusta Dugdale: Australian suffragist honoured by Google

On 13 April 1869, Dugdale became the first Australian woman to publicly call for women’s equality with a letter published in Melbourne’s Argus newspaper.Dugdale also attacked Victoria’s court system for failing to take action on violence against women. She was credited as one of the women who led Australia to in 1902 become the second country to grant women the right to vote.

In an address to the WCTU, Elizabeth Webb Nicholls states that the outcomes feared by some as being reasons to forego women's suffrage didn't ever come to pass. Election Day

In an address to the WCTU, Elizabeth Webb Nicholls states that the outcomes feared by some as being reasons to forego women's suffrage didn't ever come to pass.

This exhibit details a 'Strawberry Fete' which was used to raise money for the Women's Suffrage League. Part of an exhibition at Adelaide Town Hall to celebrate 120 years of South Australian women's suffrage. Persuasive Essays, South Australia, How To Raise Money, Fundraising, Amazing Women, Sample Resume, Texts, Hold On, Cards Against Humanity

This exhibit details a 'Strawberry Fete' which was used to raise money for the Women's Suffrage League. Part of an exhibition at Adelaide Town Hall to celebrate 120 years of South Australian women's suffrage.

Also on display at the Adelaide Town Hall are a series of extracts from letters to the editor of various newspapers around the time the vote was granted. These letters illustrate the range of views that were popular at the time.  On display at the Adelaide Town Hall as part of the 120th anniversary of suffrage celebrations. Letter To The Editor, Town Hall, Celebrations, Bring It On, Anniversary, Range, Letters, Display, Popular

Also on display at the Adelaide Town Hall are a series of extracts from letters to the editor of various newspapers around the time the vote was granted. These letters illustrate the range of views that were popular at the time. On display at the Adelaide Town Hall as part of the 120th anniversary of suffrage celebrations.

Here is a cartoon depicting Elizabeth Webb Nicholls as a lion tamer, keeping the lion (the Premier at the time, Premier Kingston) in line with the weapon of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).  On display at the Adelaide Town Hall as part of the 120th anniversary of South Australian women's suffrage. Lion Tamer, Town Hall, Kingston, Weapon, Anniversary, Christian, Display, Cartoon, Floor Space

Here is a cartoon depicting Elizabeth Webb Nicholls as a lion tamer, keeping the lion (the Premier at the time, Premier Kingston) in line with the weapon of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). On display at the Adelaide Town Hall as part of the 120th anniversary of South Australian women's suffrage.

Mary Colton was another of the key suffragists in South Australia. She was a founder of the Adelaide Children's Hospital and remained on the board for the extent of her life. She was President of the Women's Suffrage League when suffrage was achieved in South Australia and also became known as the founder of the YWCA of Adelaide. Photo courtesy of the YWCA of Adelaide. Adelaide Sa, Adelaide South Australia, Childrens Hospital, Vintage Photos, Presidents, Mary, History, Celebrities, Life

Mary Colton was another of the key suffragists in South Australia. She was a founder of the Adelaide Children's Hospital and remained on the board for the extent of her life. She was President of the Women's Suffrage League when suffrage was achieved in South Australia and also became known as the founder of the YWCA of Adelaide. Photo courtesy of the YWCA of Adelaide.

Rosetta (Rose) Birks was the Treasurer of the Women’s Suffrage League and first woman to vote in Glenelg. She was one of the key suffragists in South Australia. State Library of South Australia SRG 534 Box 4 First Woman To Vote, South Australia, Key, History, Rose, Historia, Pink, Unique Key, Roses

Rosetta (Rose) Birks was the Treasurer of the Women’s Suffrage League and first woman to vote in Glenelg. She was one of the key suffragists in South Australia. State Library of South Australia SRG 534 Box 4

This image depicts Elizabeth Webb Nicholls, then President of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of South Australia (WCTU). Mrs Nicholls is shown ‘tilting at windmills’, a phrase taken from the novel Don Quixote in which the titular character begins fighting windmills he imagines to be giants. The cartoon therefore shows Mrs Nicholls fighting what the cartoonist sees as the false enemies or ‘windmills’ of tobacco and alcohol. State Library of South Australia D 8309 (Misc) 12A Tilting At Windmills, Don Quixote, South Australia, Enemies, Novels, Alcohol, Christian, Cartoon, Woman

This image depicts Elizabeth Webb Nicholls, then President of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of South Australia (WCTU). Mrs Nicholls is shown ‘tilting at windmills’, a phrase taken from the novel Don Quixote in which the titular character begins fighting windmills he imagines to be giants. The cartoon therefore shows Mrs Nicholls fighting what the cartoonist sees as the false enemies or ‘windmills’ of tobacco and alcohol. State Library of South Australia D 8309 (Misc) 12A

Women working in a sewing factory Factories, South Australia, Other Woman, Change, History, Hot, Pictures, Photos, Historia

Women working in a sewing factory

This is a picture of women working in a factory circa 1890. The conditions in these factories were often hot, dangerous and inadequate, with substandard facilities. One of the areas in which suffragists worked for change was in improving working conditions for women, and creating women's trade unions. State Library of South Australia B 72444

Anthony A. Le Texier was a French actor and director “renowned for being able to put on a play by acting all the different parts himself” (The Additional Journals and Letter… New Number, Regency, Women's Rights, Playwright, Judges, Lawyers, Brisbane, Literature, Photographs

MEAT AND DAIRY TAX. - The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) - 9 Feb 1895

An article that mentions a feature in a magazine called Review of Reviews, in which there are photographs of suffragists prompting the author to state that they "may perhaps assist in removing a popular misconception as to the personal appearance of the "Women's Rights" advocate". Brisbane Courier, 9 Feb 1895

A picture of the election day crowd checking results at one of the first elections in which South Australian Women participated. Election Results, Election Day, South Australia, Crowd, History, Pictures, Outdoor, Photos, Outdoors

Impact of Women gaining the vote

A picture of the election day crowd checking results at one of the first elections in which South Australian Women participated.

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union of New Zealand produced this leaflet, however as you can see this one was printed in Adelaide. State Library of South Australia Flipped Classroom, Women In History, Lesson Plans, Curriculum, New Zealand, Presentation, About Me Blog, Politics

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union of New Zealand produced this leaflet, however as you can see this one was printed in Adelaide. State Library of South Australia b1963229.

Nineteenth Century Reform Movements: Women's Rights - primary sources History Education, History Class, Reform Movement, Online Lessons, A Cartoon, South Australia, Primary Sources, Christian, Women's Rights

SA Memory

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union were another organisation critical to the fight for women's suffrage in South Australia. Here a cartoon depicts them in various ways. 'W.C.T.U.-ities', C. A. Marquet. Published in Quiz and lantern, 28 September 1899, p. 9. State Library of South Australia b2163660