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Women’s Suffrage Petition, Victoria

1889. Letterpress handbill, 34.4 x 21.9cm. Staple holes, slight crinkles, stains, foxing.

Text includes “Petition to the Honorable the Speaker and the Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Colony of Victoria. The humble petition of the undersigned men and women resident in Victoria: respectfully showeth that the exclusion of women from the franchise is both unjust to them and inimical to the welfare of the State; and your petitioners humbly pray that this condition of injustice under which they labour be altered with all convenient speed… (Here follow 188 signatures.) Ordered by the Legislative Assembly to be printed, 25th November, 1889… By authority, Rob’t S. Brain, Government Printer, Melbourne. E.-No.4-(6d.)-338.”

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Item #CL181-81

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