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Sunday, July 16, 2006

They look angry

Emma Miller was foundation president of the Woman’s Equal Franchise Association between 1894 and 1905. The vote for women in Queensland State elections was finally won in 1905; women had had the right to vote in Federal elections since Federation, and voted for the first time in the 1903 Federal election. On 2 February 1912, known as Black Friday, at the height of a general strike, Miller led a contingent of women to Parliament House, avoiding police with fixed bayonets.

William Lane, born in Bristol England, had chosen to identify himself with his adopted land and became a radical activist. In 1887, Lane founded his own newspaper, "The Boomerang", a weekly labour paper.

This paper was a milestone in the organisation of labour in Queensland; Lane synthesised together the movement of national independence and identity with the cause of the freedom of labour and social justice for the whole people.


Blogger Eric said...

It's like a cartoon in sculpture! I love the roley poley guy!

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