Not many women will know that Australia was the one of the first countries to give women the vote.
An excellent documentary “Utopia Girls” fronted by historian Dr Clare Wright was screened on ABC TV on June 14, 2012, the broadcast coinciding with the 110th anniversary of the day when women were granted the right to vote at a federal level and to stand for election to the Parliament of Australia via the Commonwealth Franchise Act.
This is a documentary that all women should watch – the young in particular who may take their voting rights for granted and know nothing of the great struggle involved.
It should be available to view in its entirety, in Australia at least, via ABC’s iView for a short period.
Also see this website for more information and an interactive experience: