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"Suffragettes, Referenda and Sausages: The History of Democracy in Australia" at Sydney Writers Festival

  • Carriageworks, Bay 17 245 Wilson Street Eveleigh, NSW, 2015 Australia (map)

The ABC’s Annabel Crabb talks with celebrated historian Judith Brett and Stella Prize–winning author and historian Clare Wright about Australia’s democratic history and how compulsory voting affects our politics. They touch on our trailblazing history of suffrage and voting rights for white women, and the shameful delay in attendant rights for Indigenous people. Clare’s You Daughters of Freedom relates the largely untold struggles and victories of Australian suffragettes, while Judith’s From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage portrays the character of our democracy.

Events in Bay 17 at Carriageworks are closed-captioned. 

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