How do You vote? How do political parties persuade the public to support them? Have voting cards actually changed?
Explore answers to these questions and decide what influences you at election time. Here's a sneak peak of items from our election ephemera collection many of which were displayed in our Majority Rules! exhibition held in 2013 (https://flic.kr/s/aHsjGmASmm)
Let’s Do It Again” Air – “Forty Thieves” We don’t care what the neighbors say, Whoop! Labor Blair is not of us, Pickering has missed the ‘bus, Wilson is the man for us, Whoop! (c 1914 – Sussex district)
Encore -- Voters participating in the Referendum on the Commonwealth Bill for Federation congregate outside polling booth at Bunbury [picture]
361765PD: Lets Lib Again federal election campaign for the Liberal Party, Perth, 4 December 1975. At right Damien Kenny, woman not identified https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3116859
In Western Australian held a referendum calling for secession from the rest of Australia. They believed this would isolate them from the economic effects of the Great Depression. The referendum was carried but the British government denied the request.