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How Women Won the Vote [electronic resource]

Parthenon Entertainment (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Australia was the fist country in the world to grant full political rights to women. In this film, historian Dr. Clare Wright traces the fight for women's suffrage in Australia. Years ahead of Britain and the U.S., some Australian women were voting as early as 1838 but the struggle to bring the vote to all women in the country was long and hard. Learn more about this little known story in the history of democracy.
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53 min.
8 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 08, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Australian Women's Suffrage Introduction (1:45)
  • Margaret Heffernan's Story (2:04)
  • Caroline Dexter's Story (3:35)
  • Australia's Steps towards Democracy (3:01)
  • Southern Cross Journal (2:07)
  • Henrietta Dugdale's Story (4:08)
  • 1873 Electoral Act Amendment Bill (2:03)
  • Louisa Lawson's Story (3:36)
  • "The Dawn" (2:46)
  • Australian Women's Suffrage Petition (4:47)
  • Mary Lee's Story (3:28)
  • Labor and Suffrage Join Forces (2:05)
  • Political Equality in South Australia (4:24)
  • Exposing Australian Women's Plight (2:58)
  • Women's Rights and Federation (3:18)
  • 1902 Franchise Act (0:57)
  • International Impact of Australian Suffrage (2:18)
  • Australian Suffrage Movement's Legacy (1:44)
  • Credits: How Women Won the Vote (1:12)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
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55086 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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