Dickinson Lecture 2019

Wed 16 October 2019
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Kew Court House

188 High Street
Kew VIC 3101

Cost
$20
10/16/2019 8:00pm 10/16/2019 9:00pm Dickinson Lecture 2019 The topic for the Dickinson Lecture 2019 is 'The Right to Vote; the right to stand - The involvement of women in local government in Victoria'. This year's lecture will be presented by Helen D. Harris OAM. “No female no uncertificated bankrupt or insolvent no person attainted of treason or convicted of felony or perjury or any infamous crime no person of unsound mind and no person not qualified as herein required shall be capable of being or continuing a member of the council of any borough.” The lecture will explore how this offensive clause came to be inserted into Victorian Government legislation in 1863, when it was removed, the barriers faced by women in voting and running as candidates and some of Victoria’s pioneer female Councillors. About the speaker Helen D. Harris OAM, a professional genealogist and historian, holds an MA in History and is a former Mayor and Councillor of the City of Whitehorse. She has served as both National and Victorian secretary of ALGWA and is currently the Victorian Executive Officer and archivist. She is also a Life Member of the Avoca & District Historical Society, the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies and the Victoria Police Historical Society and is secretary and archivist of the Box Hill Historical Society. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public
Event details

The topic for the Dickinson Lecture 2019 is 'The Right to Vote; the right to stand - The involvement of women in local government in Victoria'.

This year's lecture will be presented by Helen D. Harris OAM.

“No female no uncertificated bankrupt or insolvent no person attainted of treason or convicted of felony or perjury or any infamous crime no person of unsound mind and no person not qualified as herein required shall be capable of being or continuing a member of the council of any borough.”

The lecture will explore how this offensive clause came to be inserted into Victorian Government legislation in 1863, when it was removed, the barriers faced by women in voting and running as candidates and some of Victoria’s pioneer female Councillors.

About the speaker

Helen D. Harris OAM, a professional genealogist and historian, holds an MA in History and is a former Mayor and Councillor of the City of Whitehorse. She has served as both National and Victorian secretary of ALGWA and is currently the Victorian Executive Officer and archivist.

She is also a Life Member of the Avoca & District Historical Society, the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies and the Victoria Police Historical Society and is secretary and archivist of the Box Hill Historical Society.

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Kew Court House
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Talks & interest groups