Warhol's iconic image from the 1972 US presidential campaign: Vote McGovern. Source: Tyler Collection, NGA. Via: @PrintBoffin

artwork: Andy Warhol - Vote McGovern, 1972 - Founding Collection, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh © 2008 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / ARS, New York

Vida Goldstein, Australian feminist and suffragette (1869-1949) from Victoria. 27 October 1899. Source: Fairfax. Via: @FairfaxPhotos

Vida Goldstein, Australian feminist and suffragette from Victoria…

An appeal to women voters, WWI. Source: AWM. Via: @AWMemorial

AS THE struggle over a same-sex marriage referendum becomes increasingly tense, leading historians are pointing back exactly 100 years to a far more divisive public vote, fuelled by racism and class divisions, that tore apart Australia.

Suffragette muffineer made by Saunders & Shepherd, Silver, 1908. Source: Museum Victoria. Via: @museumvictoria

Suffragette muffineer made by Saunders & Shepherd, Silver, Source: Museum Victoria. Via: Victoria

"Drive through" polling booth for RAAF at Milne Bay for federal election,1943. Source: AWM. Via: @AWMemorial.

"Drive through" polling booth for RAAF at Milne Bay for Australian Federal Source: AWM.

One of the best known early Oz feminists - the lovely Jessie Street, ca. 1910. Source: State Library of New South Wales collection  Via: @statelibrarynsw

One of the best known early Oz feminists - the lovely Jessie Street, ca. Source: State Library of New South Wales collection Via:

Henry Lawson's mother, Louisa, was a suffragist (and a writer, poet & newspaper proprietor to boot). Source: NSW State Records. Via: @srnsw

Louisa Lawson Poet, Suffragist/Feminist & Business Woman (also mother of Henry Lawson). In 1888 she started 'Dawn' a fortnightly journal for women. Quote: "(It was) not against men, but against customs that have given them the whip hand too long"

The National Council of Women of South Australia (founded 1902)  banner displayed in their headquarters at 95 South Terrace, Adelaide. Source: Community History SA. Via: @communityHistSA

The National Council of Women of South Australia (founded banner displayed in their headquarters at 95 South Terrace, Adelaide.

Petition for equal rights for both sexes in elections for Federal Parliaments. Women's Suffrage League NSW 1897 Source: NAA. Via: @bradheadland

Petition for equal rights for both sexes in elections for Federal Parliaments.

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