- Escholarship Research Centre Level 2, Thomas Cherry Building The University of Melbourne Parkville, VIC 3010
Carrying On The Fight: Women Candidates in Victorian Parliamentary Elections lists more than 800 women candidates who stood for Victorian Parliament, recognising their significant contributions and achievements, despite, in most cases, their lack of success. Archival materials and secondary sources have been used to create a searchable database that allows users to: browse alphabetical listings of women candidates; browse women candidates by political party; browse women candidates by seat; browse women candidates by year and browse women candidates by jurisdiction. An essay about Aboriginal women's struggle for suffrage rights in Victoria is included.
Biographical entries about a selection of women have been prepared, some containing links to further bibliographical and archival resources.
Dr Rosemary Francis was principal researcher for the project. Ailie Smith and Helen Morgan from the ESRC at the University of Melbourne provided technical support.
This exhibition is a project of the National Foundation for Women as part of the Foundation 's ongoing initiative, the Australian Women's Archives Project.
Work on this project was funded in 2008 by a Victorian State Government Centenary of Women's Suffrage Grant.
The project was funded in 2005-2006 by the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government Committee, an initiative of the New South Wales Government Premier's Department.
Sources used to compile this entry: Carrying On The Fight: Women Candidates in Victorian Parliamentary Elections is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License. Rights to images used in the exhibition vary. Please contact the Australian Women's Archives Project for details: http://www.womenaustralia.info/contact.html.