Utopia Girls: Women Get the Vote in SA

Title:
Utopia Girls: Women Get the Vote in SA
NFSA ID:
1026103
Year:
2011
Courtesy:
Renegade Films
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons
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In the documentary Utopia Girls, historian Dr Clare Wright guides us through the fascinating story of how Australian women became the first in the world to gain full political rights.

This clip tells the story of the marathon overnight session in the South Australian Parliament in 1894 that led to women being granted the vote. 

It also explains how, thanks to a political miscalculation by conservative voters, South Australian women – including Aboriginal women – received full political equality and became the only fully enfranchised women in the world at that time.

Director:
Jasmin Tarasin
Producers:
Alex West, Lucy Maclaren
Writers:
Clare Wright, Alex West
Executive producers:
Alex West, Ken Connor, Joe Connor
Presenter:
Clare Wright