Centre of Democracy – Curator’s tours
Join the Centre of Democracy curatorial team for a short tour of this new attraction on North Terrace. South Australians can claim and celebrate a number of significant democratic milestones. These include the radically democratic Constitution of 1856, which gave all men, including Aboriginal men, the right to vote – by secret ballot. In 1894, South Australian women were among the first in the world to win the right to vote, and the first in the world to be able to stand for parliament. The Centre of Democracy celebrates these and other important milestones. We encourage you to enjoy rarely seen treasures drawn from state, private and organisational collections, including Governor Gawler’s plumes and even former Premier Don Dunstan’s famous pink shorts.
Craig Middleton is Curator, Centre of Democracy. His research interests are in Australian political history, particularly Australian political ephemera, and community engagement in museums. He has previously worked as part o...
Mandy has worked as an historian and curator for over two decades. Her particular areas of interest and expertise include the history of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal relations and relationships to land in South and Central ...
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