Votes for Women!: The story of Nellie, Rose and MaryMark Wilson
From award-winning author and illustrator Mark Wilson, a stirring story of the women who first won the right to vote in Australia - inspired by real people and historical events
In 1890, Rose Birks and her stepdaughter, Nellie, two strong-willed and determined women, began writing letters and attending meetings to help improve the lives of women and children in their home city of Adelaide. They soon found themselves part of a movement that would change the lives of women everywhere. Through their friendship with the famous female suffragist Mary Lee, they petitioned politicians and lawmakers - and in 1896 they became the first women in Australia to vote in an election. Votes for Women! tells their story.