Rose Scott (1847-1925) and
Maybanke Anderson (1845-1927)
Rose Scott and Maybanke Anderson helped federate Australia. But they didn't always agree. Maybanke was a federalist. She believed in federation but believed  women's perspectives were not being valued in the drafting of Australia's new constitution. In contrast, Rose was an anti-federalist. She believed if Australia federated women would lose their voice.

But Rose and Maybanke both agreed that women deserved the right to vote. After decades of campaigning, public speaking and challenging apathy and indifference, Maybanke and Rose finally got to walk up to a voting booth. They did so with the knowledge that their constitution did not view them as worth any less than men.

To tell Rose and Maybanke's stories, these are some of the sources we consulted...