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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Australian Women's Suffrage and Rights Cupcakes





Voting Day WA cupcakes



"Nicole's contribution to International Women's Day, March 8. And note that the women of Australia won the right to vote and to stand for Federal Parliament in 1902. NZ might have been ahead of us with the vote, but not with the right to stand (which followed on the women of South Australia getting both the vote and the right to stand in 1894 - by virtue of a bloody minded amendment in the upper house by which the proposers hoped to sink both rights....)
However, the women of WA and of SA had the right to vote for federal parliaments from day one of the Commonwealth of Australia, since they already had the vote in WA & SA."
 
You can learn more here.


The attributes say "Nicole's photo and cupcakes" but they are courtesy Margaret Donald.

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