Clare Wright: Unfurling the banner on Australia’s suffrage movement
Women are often missing from the history of the formation of Australia as a nation but historian and author Clare Wright tells GLAMcity hosts Anna and Tamson that women were present and traces of their inclusion remain- although you may have to seek it out as Clare did at Australia’s Parliament house. She found a banner with the words “Trust the women mother as I have done.”
However in this area of history, this inclusion of women came at a cost. While white Australian women succeeded in getting the vote, Australia’s Indigenous people were further disenfranchised. So how do we celebrate and understand this moment in Australia’s past?
On this episode of GLAMcity, we’re discussing Stella Prize award winner Clare Wright’s new book, “You daughters of freedom”
Further Reading/ viewing
- Shooting the past ABC RN audio documentary series
- Dora Meeson Coates banner further reading on Dora Meeson Coates
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