125th Anniversary Women's Suffrage

125th Anniversary of SA Women’s Suffrage

On 18 December 1894, a landmark piece of legislation was passed in the South Australian Parliament titled the Adult Suffrage Bill. The legislation was one of the most significant moments in our history and was brought about as the result of a decade-long struggle. The Bill enabled the Colony of South Australia to become the first electorate in the world to give equal political rights to all citizens of South Australia, including Aboriginal women.  It meant that South Australian women became the first in the world who could not only vote but also stand as candidates for parliament.

Their Triumph Our Motivation Exhibition

The District Council of Grant have curated this exhibition to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in South Australia with the aim of celebrating generations of local women who have made a significant contribution to the lives of other people and the community as a whole.  Women who may have worked with others, or travelled their path alone to make a difference and achieve change.  They may not have altered laws, but they have all done something special that enacted a change in society or helped others live better lives.

The exhibition will be held at the Port MacDonnell Community Complex from 22 November until 29 December 2019. 

Council wish to acknowledge the Minister for Human Services and Office for Women for their support.

Suffrage Banner

Principal Office
Mount Gambier

324 Commercial Street West

PO Box 724

Mount Gambier SA 5290

Port MacDonnell
Community Complex

5 Charles Street

Port MacDonnell SA 5291

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