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Women in Parliament : 16-September-2012
Women in Parliament : 16-September-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A tree commemorates the proclamation in May 1924 enabling women to stand for Parliament in Victoria.

Women were able to stand as candidates once the Parliamentary Elections (Women Candidates) Act received Royal Assent on 12 May 1924. For the Assembly, the first female candidate was Alicia Katz, who stood for Barwon as a Labor candidate at the Assembly election of 26 June 1924 and gained 30.46 per cent of the vote. For the Council, the first female candidate was Grace Muriel Stratton, who stood for Higinbotham as an Independent candidate at the Council election of 21 June 1952, and gained 41.29 per cent of the votes.

 

Location

Address:Rathdowne Street, Carlton Gardens South, Carlton, 3053
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.806383
Long: 144.970453
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State
Actual Event STart Date:12-May-1924

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 12th May, 1989
Front Inscription

May 12, 1924

On this date,  the Act was proclaimed to enable women to stand for the Parliament of Victoria.

Commemorated by the League of Women Voters of Victoria.

May 12, 1989

Source: MA
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