Historical information

This booklet was produced by Hume City Council to commemorate the centenary of Women's Suffrage in 2008. It briefly tells of the efforts of the women who organised and petitioned for the rights of women to vote over many years. In 1890's women's signatures were collected and are recorded on the 'Monster Petition' which was presented to parliament in 1891. The booklet includes names of women from the Hume council region who signed the 'monster petition', some names of women in the suffrage movement also names of the women who became the first woman appointed to various roles in government.

Physical description

This is a small cream/brown coloured front cover booklet with signatures and area they lived printed on the front it also has a Hume council logo on front. It has 12 printed pages inside some pages also have black and white or coloured photos.

Inscriptions & markings

HUME CITY COUNCIL/HOW WOMEN/WONTHE VOTE/ AND WHAT/WE DID NEXT/CENTENARY OF/WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE/1908-2008