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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 hero.

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.