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Suffragettes’ march (silent)

Extract from Pathe Gazette: Suffragettes' 393 Mile March (1920)

Intertitle:‘London. Suffragettes 393 Mile March. Procession honour of the 5 suffragettes who marched from Edinburgh to London’. Shot of a procession of women, men and children walking along a city street.

On 18 December 1894 the South Australian Parliament passed the Constitutional Amendment (Adult Suffrage) Act. It was the result of a decade of struggle, and finally gave women in South Australia the right to vote and the right to stand for election to parliament. South Australia was the first electorate in the world to give equal political rights to both men and women.

NFSA: 99865 Newsreel courtesy National Film and Sound Archive


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