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Edith Cowan Centenary: ‘no fit place for a woman’

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  • 2021: Parliament’s tours have a special focus on Edith Cowan. Book a community group tour or talk and tour
  • 2021: School tours commence with a recognition of Edith Cowan’s achievements as the first woman elected to an Australian Parliament. All school students who complete a parliamentary school tour receive a commemorative badge for Edith Cowan’s 100th anniversary of being elected to the Western Australian Parliament
  • 2021: Parliamentary Education Regional Outreach visits to schools, teacher professional learning and community seminars provide an overview of Edith Cowan’s political life
  • Monday 8 March 2021: International Women’s Day recognition of Edith Cowan’s community service and political life
  • Friday 12 March 2021: Edith Cowan’s Centenary Assembly Day
  • Friday 12 March 2021: School Competition ‘What Would Edith Say?’ opens
  • Sunday 14 March 2021, 5-6pm: Choral Evensong to Commemorate Edith Cowan
  • Friday 30 July 2021: WA Parliament presents ‘Edith
  • Friday 13 August 2021: School Competition ‘What Would Edith Say’ closes
  • Tuesday 19 October, 2021: Winner announced ‘What Would Edith Say’
  • October 2021: Statewide student Parliament (details coming soon)