2020 International Women's Day local history talk

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International Women’s Day 2020 #Eachforequal

Discover little known stories about significant women and women’s organisations active in the Port Phillip area, past and present.

Our speakers include:

Kay Rowan Local History Librarian, City of Port Phillip,” A discussion of the first women to be enrolled to vote listed on the Emerald Hill Electoral role in 1865”

Margaret Bride, historian and author, Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society, "The Women’s Christian Temperance Union 1890s to 1920s”

Muriel Arnott, community activist, “The Middle Park Mums group and its’ involvement in many community issues from Freeway Action to Save Albert Park." 

Helen Halliday OAM, St Kilda Historical Society: “Council, court and community: four decades of civic service to St Kilda”.  Helen was the first woman elected to St Kilda Council in 1974 and has a long and distinguished career working for the Port Phillip community

Image: Fourteen delegates who attended First Convention Melbourne 1891 and Eighth Convention 21 years later, in Brisbane, 1912, University of Melbourne Archives, Women's Christian Temperance Union of Victoria collection, 2001.0085.00071

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Port Phillip Heritage Centre
195 Bank Street
South Melbourne
Vic 3205