Progressive ideas and movements Defining Moments, 1750–1918
Investigation 3: Egalitarianism
Egalitarianism is the idea that all people should have equal rights and opportunities in society. It does not mean that all people are the same, but that there should be no barriers for people to strive to achieve the best for themselves. It is basically the idea of a ‘fair go’.
Complete these investigations to discover information about the development of egalitarianism in Australia in the nineteenth century.
1854 Eureka Stockade
1872 Free and compulsory education
1894 Women’s vote (South Australia)
1902 Women’s vote (national)