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Hidden women of history: Australia’s first known female voter, the famous Mrs Fanny Finch

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Hidden women of history: Australia’s first known female voter, the famous Mrs Fanny FinchFanny Finch's 1856 voting card.Castlemaine Art Museum

In this series, we look at under-acknowledged women through the ages.

On 22 January 1856, an extraordinary event in Australia’s history occurred. It is not part of our collective national identity, nor has it been mythologised over the decades through song, dance, or poetry. It...

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