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International Women’s Day at the Stanley Athenaeum 

Monster Petition 1891

The Monster Petition for women’s suffrage presented to the Victorian Parliament in 1891, contains the signatures of women from Stanley — now held in the Public Records Office of Victoria. (Image from The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka).

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, the Stanley Athenaeum is launching a new exhibition, titled ‘Stanley Women of the 19th Century: Hearts of Gold and Minds of Mettle — Mary Rawes to Mariette Craig.’

The Friends of Stanley Athenaeum have asked me to speaking to the art, and the little known stories, of Stanley’s 19th century women, which are being presented in this exhibition. Of diverse skills and occupations — in horticulture, gold mining and retail — these resilient women include a group who signed the Monster Petition for women’s suffrage, presented to the Parliament of Victoria in 1891.

10th March 2018; the time is to be announced, but it will be in the afternoon.