Women's Suffrage

Women's Suffrage Petition 1894

A petition in favour of extending the right to vote to women, signed by 11,600 people, was collected by the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Women's Suffrage League and was presented to the House of Assembly by the Hon. G C Hawker on 30th August 1894.  It requested that women in the colony be granted the right to vote. The original petition can be viewed in Parliament House, Adelaide.

The legislation giving women the right to vote was signed by Queen Victoria on 21/3/1895.

The index to this series is arranged alphabetically and gives the name of the person on the petition, their address and the page number within the petition for their entry.

Index to GRG 92/5 Woman's Suffrage Petition 1894

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