'Fighting for the Vote'
A powerful, confronting and personal story of one man's 'fight to vote'.
'1902 An Act to provide for an Uniform Federal Franchise' Printable scan of the original 1902 Act.
'Shrieking Sisterhood' - 1894 Cartoon about the suffragette movement in Australia.
The Learning Federation ID No R9345.
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A short assessment of you knowledge of Australian suffrage.
Tasmanian Casino Referendum 'How to Vote' card
Tasmania has had 3 referenda to date:
1916 Liquor Referendum
Voters were given a choice of hotel closing hours, ranging from 6pm to 11pm. The majority voted for 6pm.
1968 Casino Referndum
Voters were given a choice of 'yes' or 'no'. 53% of the valid votes were 'yes' votes.
1981 Power Referendum
Voters were given a choice between 2 locations for a proposed new hydro electricity dam on the Franklin River. A 'no' vote was not an option. The majority voted for the Gordon below Franklin site.
33% of the ballot papers had the phrase 'No Dams' written across them, making them invalid.
'Referendums in Tasmania'
Tasmanian Parliamentary Library information page outlining the process of referenda in Tasmania's history, complete with result summaries.
General explanation of the process of referenda, with a result summary of national referenda.
'Referendums – Do You Get It?' Short assessment of your knowledge of the processes involved in referenda in Australia.
Historical images sourced from the Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.
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