Progressive ideas and movements Defining Moments, 1750–1918
Investigation 3: Egalitarianism
3.5 1902 Women’s vote (national)
You have seen that adult South Australian women won the vote in 1894. How and why was this vote extended to other women in Australia in 1902? Did it apply to all adult women?
Read the information about the Franchise Act in the Defining Moment in Australian history: 1902 Commonwealth Franchise Act gives women the vote in federal elections. Use that information to answer these questions.
Look back at the Key Questions. Which of these questions do you think you can now answer fully? Which need more research?