- Speech by Miss Scott
Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales, Scott Papers, MS 38/37 Item 1
Rose Scott advances arguments for women's suffrage in this speech, given at a public meeting in North Sydney in 1894. She draws attention to the example of New Zealand (where women's suffrage had been won in 1893), and also the US state of Wyoming. She makes the point that "national housekeeping" by men alone has not been an unqualified success, and that women in New Zealand and Wyoming voted for men of character. She addresses a range of arguments advanced against suffrage for women, makes a call to women to fight for liberty.