Women with attitude: 100 years of political action

Women With Attitude explored the lively and colourful relationships between women and politics over the last 100 years, from the suffrage struggles of the 1890s through to the equity struggles of the 1990s.

Women With Attitude introduced the women who fought so strongly for the vote, mapping their success in the suffrage campaigns, and traced the lives of the pioneering women who stood for political office. Looking at the formation and purpose of a wide range of women’s groups, from conservative to radical, from working class to upper class, and from rural to urban, the exhibition explored the changing strategies of women in the political arena and highlighted the issues that have motivated women to become involved in Australian political life.

National Museum of Australia Travelling Exhibition, supported by the Office of the Status of Women, the ACTU, ATSIC, ZONTA International and Visions of Australia.

31 October 1996 - 2 February 1997

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