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ADB Home - Australian Dictionary of Biography. History Of Voting - Student Animations and Interactives. Achievements and milestones for Queensland women. International Women's Day (IWD) is recognised globally on 8 March each year.

Achievements and milestones for Queensland women

This iconic international day is the most significant annual event for the women's sector in Australia and is an ideal platform to celebrate the achievements of ordinary women in creating a society that is fair to all and the issues that many women still face, both here and around the world. The year 2011 marked the centenary of IWD and provided an opportunity to reflect on the achievements for women during the past 100 years and the challenges that remain as barriers to their full participation in society. The IWD Everyday women, extraordinary lives online tribute gallery was launched as part of 2011 IWD celebrations to recognise everyday women's extraordinary contributions to communities in Queensland. < About Queensland and its government. In 1900, all Australian women received the federal vote as part of federation and in 1905, Queensland became the second-last Australian State to grant women the right to vote in state elections.

About Queensland and its government

Before gaining the right to vote, women were treated as second-class citizens. They had a hard time gaining tertiary education and marriage was seen as the only career for middle-class women. Women's right to vote - ABC New England North West NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Centenary of Women's Suffrage in Queensland. Australian suffragettes. The South Australia's Women's Suffrage Centenary celebrations, 1994.

Australian suffragettes

Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia. Suffrage, or the right to vote, is something that Australians have not always been able to take for granted. Australian Women's History Forum. Women, Changing rights and freedoms, Australia after 1945, SOSE: History Year 9, TAS. Student Learning Path - Scootle. Resources for schools - Community Services, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government) There are numerous opportunities for schools to incorporate learning about International Women’s Day into their curriculum programs.

Resources for schools - Community Services, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

Teachers could deliver Australian curriculum content across History and Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) subjects using International Women’s Day as a stimulus, theme or context. A list of suggested activities for each of the following resources is provided, or teachers may wish to develop their own lessons incorporating the resources. Oodgeroo-noonuccal-biography.pdf. Electoral milestones for Indigenous Australians. Voting rights for Aboriginal people. Aboriginal ‘Vote’ poster.

Voting rights for Aboriginal people

This poster is part of a series designed specifically for and in consultation with remote area communities by Aboriginal designers in the late 1980s to encourage Aboriginal citizens to become actively involved and to exercise their right to vote [1]. Early voting rights When Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia framed their constitutions in the 1850s they gave voting rights to all male British subjects over 21, which included Aboriginal men. In 1894 South Australia, which then included the Northern Territory, made laws which allowed all adults to vote, including all women and therefore all Aboriginal women [5]. And in 1895, when South Australia gave women the right to vote and sit in Parliament, Aboriginal women shared the right.

Very few Aborigines knew their rights so very few voted. No voting rights for “aboriginal natives” 1962 - Aboriginal people can vote again Voting challenges. Tracing the history of citizenship and rights for Indigenous people. Download a PDF version of this page Pre-1770 Aboriginal societies established over the full breadth of Australia based on equity and consensus with defined rights and responsibilities Lieutenant James Cook raises the British flag at Possession Island off the tip of Cape York Peninsula and claims to take possession of the whole east coast of Australia. [1] The British annexation of Indigenous Australia is based on the doctrine of terra nullius.

Tracing the history of citizenship and rights for Indigenous people

In effect this doctrine states that Australia belongs to no one i.e. Indigenous Australians had no concept of law or ownership, and have no rights to land. British occupation of Australia begins. Aboriginal resistance is immediate. For the first fifty years of the colony, Indigenous Australians have no formal citizenship status. 1804 Tasmania Two years after the British flag is raised in Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) settlers are authorised to shoot Indigenous Australians.[6] Governor Macquarie establishes the Native Institution at Parramatta. Reconciliation. Warning.


This article may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased. It also contains links to sites that may use images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased. Wayne Quilliam, [Reconciliation 2008]. Courtesy of Manningham Gallery. Reconciliation is about unity and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous Australians. History of the Indigenous vote. Updated: 14 April 2015 This publication is under review.

History of the Indigenous vote

Introduction History of the Indigenous Vote traces the history of Indigenous people's right to vote in Australia. The story includes gaining the vote, along with other Australians, in the mid 1800s, losing the vote at Federation, and active participation in the electoral process in modern day Australia. In recent times democratically elected Indigenous organisations have been established to specifically represent the interests of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. This booklet documents changes in Indigenous voting rights at federal and state/territory levels.