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Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate. Dorothy Day is one of my heroines. Great Women, Amazing Women, Women In History, World History, Dorothy Day, E Mc2, Trend Fashion, Interesting History, Before Us

Dorothy Day with prison dress

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Myer - About Us. Learn about Myer, Australia's leading department stores, including company history and plans for the future.

27 inspiring Australian women from history. Eg Edith Cowan, politician and the first woman elected to an Australian parliament. Mary Shelley, Primary History, Amazing Women, Beautiful Women, Real Life Princesses, Thinking Day, Grown Women, Women In History, Mans World

Dame Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the Australian Federal Parliament.

In honour of International Women's Day, let's celebrate the Aussie ladies who have made history.

Dame Enid Lyons - 1943 - The first women elected to the federal parliament is Dame Enid Lyons. She becomes a member of the House of Representatives for the United Australia Party. Inspiring Women, Inspiring People, Great Women, Amazing Women, Federation Of Australia, Australian Photography, Australian Politics, Female Power, Brave Women

1943 - The first women elected to the federal parliament is Dame Enid Lyons. She becomes a member of the House of Representatives for the United Australia Party.

Enid Lyons by the Lodge fireplace, Enid Lyons was the first woman elected to the Australian Federal Parliament, in and the first woman in Federal Cabinet. 20th Century Women, Australian Ballet, Famous Novels, First Novel, Beautiful Mind, Style And Grace, Powerful Women, Ladies Day, Amazing Women

Dame Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the Australian Federal Parliament.

Dame Enid Lyons was the wife of Joseph Lyons, the Premier of Tasmania and later Prime Minister of Australia - but after his death in office in 1939, she became a politician herself. In 1943, she was the first woman elected to the House of Representatives. In 1949 she became the first woman to hold a seat in the Federal Cabinet. She was made a Dame of the Order of Australia in 1980.

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Australia was the first nation to give women both voting rights and the right to sit in office.

In 1902, the Commonwealth of Australia passed the Commonwealth Franchise Act, which enabled women to vote and stand for election for the Federal Parliament. Source: Electoral Milestones for Women - Australian Electoral Commission.