This website is an electronic version of the book
given to secondary schools across Australia in 1994, the centenary
of the granting of voting rights for women in South Australia. This
decision paved the way for Federal voting rights for women.
The Australian mint released a commemorative five dollar coin
in 1994 which features Mary Lee, acknowledging her as a national
This site explains why Mary is a hero and why it has taken
so long for her part in Australia's political history to be recognised.