Memorial Seat for Suffagette Vida Goldstein, Portland, Victoria
Posted by: bucketeer
S 38° 21.105 E 141° 36.485
54H E 553132 N 5754981
Quick Description: Vida Goldstein was the first woman in the British Empire to stand for election to a National Parliament
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 6/20/2009 2:15:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM6M89
This seat, made from stainless steel & bluestone, was installed in 2008 to celebrate the centenary of the Women's vote in Victoria.
Vida was born in Portland, Victoria in 1869, and was a strong social activist, campaigning for among other things, women's rights .
In 1902 she addressed the United States Congress as a delegate from Australia to the International Woman Suffrage Conference.
On her return in 1903, Vida was nominated to run for a Senate seat in the newly formed Australian Parliament.
Vida online biography is available here (visit link