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Welcome to the History Month ”Votes for Women” Resources. These resources may assist you in preparing to hold a Student Parliament Debate in the House of Assembly or Legislative Council Chamber at Parliament House.

·         Australian Curriculum History Links

·         How a Parliament of Men gave the Vote to Women   

      State History Centre Research Paper by Pat Stretton

·         Women’s Petition Photograph and background information

·         Adult Suffrage Second Reading Speech from Hansard

     The relevant Minister introduces the idea to Parliament, and states the reasons why they wish to change the law which is presented in the Second Reading Speech

·         Pictures of Tapestries in the House of Assembly celebrating Women’s Suffrage in South Australia – (Can be printed in A3 quality) and background information

·         Ideas on how to prepare for your Debate

Foundation Learning ideas

·         Student Debate Script Votes for Women 1894

     “Starter” scripts in Parliamentary style for your students in the classroom or at the South Australian Parliament by completing the booking form below

·        Indigenous People and the Vote     

     Australian Electoral Commission Fact Sheet

·         First Women Elected to the South Australian Parliament

·         Jessie Cooper Interview - Audio

      First female Member of the Legislative Council in South Australia

5 minute audio interview – remastered April 1994 from original 1980

·         Links - Further Resources

     From the State Library and South Australian Parliament to assist in your research

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