Travel back to 1926 to witness the chamber as it was when women first entered politics in New South Wales.
Women had been given the right to represent New South Wales in Parliament only eight years prior and Millicent Preston Stanley, our first female Member, went head to head with her male colleagues on an issue that she staked her political career on. How did the parliamentarians of the time deal with the invasion of their chamber by the “weaker sex”? Some called Millicent a ‘battle-axe’, others a ‘she-devil’. Based on historical sources, including Hansard debates, this historic re-enactment depicts a determined woman forging a path into politics in an era when this was not the norm.
When: Friday 15 June 2018 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Free entry • Bookings Essential
To commemorate this historic occasion why not enjoy a special high tea at Parliament at 3 pm in the exclusive Strangers' Restaurant, a room usually reserved for Members of Parliament, visiting dignitaries and royalty?
Bookings are essential. Please contact our friendly reservations team on (02) 9230 2924.
Please note this is a one-off special event high tea to commemorate the first female member of Parliament, Millicent Preston Stanley.