Talking History: Mary Lee – In Search of a Turbulent Anarchist

Mary Lee, North Adelaide, 1880s (SLSA B70648)

In 1894, SA granted women the right to vote and become elected members of parliament, thanks in no small part to Mary Lee. Her pursuit for social justice and remarkable legacy is revealed as we follow the trajectory of her life from Ireland to Adelaide. The disappearance of Mary Lee's journals and most of her letters, along with a dearth of recorded women's history, kept her contribution to history hidden for more than 125 years. Author Denise George has examined records in Ireland and Adelaide to reveal the compelling story of a woman who took on the establishment, and won.

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  • Wheelchair access

Event type

Talk

Dates and times

Tue 14 May, 5.30-6.30pm

Location

Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground, Victoria Dr, Adelaide

Cost

Free

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Contact

Britt Burton
8203 9888
bburton [at] history.sa.gov.au

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