Criterion H

“Special association with the life or works of a person, or group of persons, of importance in Victoria’s history.”

The Women’s Suffrage Petition (VHR H2121), held in the Public Records Office of Victoria is significant for its association with the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and the Victorian Temperance Alliance and their role in fighting for – and obtaining – Victorian women’s right to vote.

suffrage petition

The Former Aboriginal Church of Christ, Fitzroy (VHR H2393), is significant for its association with its Founder Pastor Sir Douglas Nicholls, who made a strong and influential contribution to the Aboriginal rights movement and social justice for Aboriginal people. He attracted a large congregation and galvanised the Aboriginal community in the fight for human rights.

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