It is commonly asserted that women retired into their homes after the vote was won. This is nonsense.
Around the world, whenever the vote was won by women, women continued to agitate, demonstrate, demand and declare that women’s rights were central to the operation of government and all socio-economic instittuions, and that women’s voice should be heard and listened to within all of them. This was the approach of Australian women, having gained the vote in federal elections in 1902, then travelling to London, the United States and elsewhere to support the struggle.
Australian Banner Presented to Support the …