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19-March-2021
19-March-2021

Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren

The roses commemorate the 125th anniversary of Women`s Suffrage which was granted in South Australia in 1894. 

On 18 December 1894 the South Australian Parliament passed the Constitutional Amendment (Adult Suffrage) Act.The legislation was the result of a decade-long struggle to include women in the electoral process. It not only granted women in the colony the right to vote but allowed them to stand for parliament. This meant that South Australia was the first electorate in the world to give equal political rights to both men and women.

Location

Address:Wandearah Road, Port Pirie Library, Women`s Keepsake Garden, Port Pirie, 5540
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.181451
Long: 138.011374
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1894
Approx. Event End Date:2019

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 17th May, 2019
Front Inscription

To commemorate 125th anniversary of Women`s Suffrage

17 May 2019

Roses planted by Port Pirie Regional Council Mayoress Debra Stephens and Soroptimist International Port Pirie President Darylin Cowling

 

Source: MA
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