Talking History - SA’s Irish Women: The Powerless & Powerful


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18 December 2024 marks 130-years since the Constitutional Amendment (Adult Suffrage) Bill granting women the right to vote and stand for parliament was passed in South Australian Parliament. In the first of four Talking History panels, we reflect upon this important 130-year anniversary by celebrating the life of Mary Lee, the Irish woman pivotal to the passing of this legislation, as well as other more infamous South Australian Irish women who challenged power in less orthodox ways.

Among the many who fought for the Legislation, Mary Lee was a prominent advocate. As a nineteenth-century woman and Irish migrant, she suffered intense public ridicule for expressing her convictions.

Chair: Dr Kiera Lindsey, South Australia’s History Advocate

Speakers: Dr Susan Arthure (Flinders University), Dr Stephanie James (Flinders University), Dr Denise George (University of Adelaide).

The Talking History program is delivered in partnership with the University of South Australia.
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