The Victorian Suffrage Petition is “approximately 260 metres long and 200mm wide and is made of paper pasted to cotton or linen fabric backing, rolled onto a cardboard spindle which rests on a Perspex stand. It takes three people three hours to unroll the petition from one spool to another – a slow and careful process. The approximate 30,000 signatures vary in quality and colour inks, even pencil” (Parliament Victoria)
It is rightly described as one of Victoria’s archival treasures.
The petition is made up of signatures collected by various suffrage groups and presented to Victorian Parliament in 1894.
I feel like I should have been taught about it in high school.