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Mothers of the revolution: sex, suffrage & the birth of a nation

Friday 25 November 2011, 5:30pm
$10.00, $5.00 conc
Village Roadshow Theatrette
Entry 3, La Trobe St
Has wheelchair access Has hearing loop

Award-winning historian and public commentator Dr Clare Wright will deliver the annual History Council of Victoria lecture.

At the turn of the twentieth century, one country audaciously broke global ranks by setting the gold standard for women's citizenship rights. For the first time in modern history, women could both vote and stand for election in a federal parliament, a high water mark in the international struggle for democratic equality. That country was the world's newest nation – Australia – admired and closely observed for its progressive pluck.

Drawing on research from her upcoming ABC TV documentary, Utopia girls, Clare will discuss the women and men who put Australia on the political map. At a time when the global community is calling for leadership on climate change and humanitarian policy, Clare will reflect on how history is made – and all too easily forgotten.

Bookings not required.