Andrew Inglis Clark was born in Hobart in 1848.
Andrew is most famous for writing a draft Australian Constitution.
Votes are counted in Tasmanian Lower House and Local Government elections using the Hare–Clark system of proportional representation.
Enid Lyons was born in Smithton in 1897 and went on to become a teacher.
Enid married Joseph Lyons and began a family of 12 children. While Joseph was Australia's Prime Minister, their children lived at the Lodge in Canberra. They were the first children who lived there.
Enid was the very first woman elected to Federal Parliament (1943).
Click on a photo below to see a collection of wonderful historical photos.
Learning + teaching suggestions: Compare features, dress codes and more over time. Arrange a visit to one of the buildings, take cameras & attempt to recreate the photos, then analyse the changes that have taken place. Create a photo essay.
Unusual annotated photo of the old Mercury Building on Macquarie St, with an enormous tally board on the front and a large crowd assembled to see the results of the 1903 state election.
Learning and Teaching suggestion - Discuss how this image compares to how election results are publicised now (utilise the Tally Room slideshow). Arrange an excursion to view this building, looking for similarities and differences.
Unusual black and white photo of Parliament House decorated for the Federation of Australia celebrations. Shows the shore of Sullivan’s Cove where the Parliament House Green now exists. Accompanied by detailed notes.
Learning and Teaching suggestion - Use in conjunction with the Parliament House photos above. Discuss & research the changes to Parliament House & the surrounding shoreline to develop a photo essay, a timeline or an animation illustrating changes.
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