PAST EVENT

“The women should have a voice”: Edith Cowan’s legacy of social justice in Western Australia

'“The women should have a voice”' exhibition explores the social justice legacy of Western Australian parliamentarian and social justice advocate, Edith Cowan.

Elected in 1921, Cowan was the first woman admitted to an Australian Parliament, where she vowed to represent the interests of women and children. Marking the centenary of her entry to Parliament, “The women should have a voice” commemorates Cowan’s enduring influence in Western Australia. Beyond her parliamentary work, Cowan harnessed the lessons from her childhood family trauma to fuel her steely resolve in representing the interests of the voiceless, advocating for social justice causes and reform within her community. “The women should have a voice”: Edith Cowan’s legacy of social justice in Western Australia will be on display from 16 April 2021 at the Old Court House Law Museum.

Event dates

Event Details

Address:
Stirling Gardens, Perth, WA

Located in Stirling Gardens, next to the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Times:

Friday 16 April - 10am to 4pm
Saturday 17 April - 10am to 4pm
Sunday 18 April - 10am to 4pm
Thereafter, Tuesday - Friday, 10am to 4pm

Entry fees:
Free
Attendance limit:
no
Website:
lawsocietywa.asn.au/the-museum/
Social:
Other things
you need to know:
Museum galleries can be accessed by stairs only. The court room is wheelchair accessible.