Breaking Through: 75 Years of Women In Parliament

When:

Tue 23 Jul 2019, 9:00am–5:00pm
Wed 24 Jul 2019, 9:00am–5:00pm
Thu 25 Jul 2019, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri 26 Jul 2019, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat 27 Jul 2019, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Museum of Australian Democracy, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, ACT

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Children & Concessions: $1.00
  • General Admission: $2.00
  • Family: $5.00
  • Door Sales Only
  • Additional fees may apply

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To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first women elected to Australian Federal Parliament, Breaking Through exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy explores the journeys of 11 trailblazers who were the first to hold particular parliamentary positions.

These are stories of resilience, perseverance and ground-breaking achievements.

From 1943 when Dorothy Tangney and Enid Lyons were the first women elected to parliament through to today where woman have held the highest positions in all areas of parliament, including Prime Minister.

Breaking Through exhibition, recognises the significant contribution these women made in Australia’s democracy. Look back on their lives, uncover their motivations and what they view as their greatest achievements.

Told through never before seen portraits, each a unique representation by a young artist, and powerful stories of change-makers breaking through, this exhibition will inspire visitors to think about the role of women in parliament, what it took to get there and whether we’ve come far enough.

Children under 5 enter free.

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