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Notes and Comments.

17 March 1896, The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts (Barcaldine, Qld. : 1892 - 1922), page 3

…As “Royal Blend” said of those faddish contraptions in a Barcaldine newspaper in 1896:…

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WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE. TO THE EDITOR.

2 June 1894, South Australian Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1895), page 12

…“It appears to me that when Parliament meets the first thing to be considered will be women’s suffrage, and a lot of valuable time will be wasted on a (very unimportant) matter,” complained “Locus Standi” in a letter to the editor of the South Australian Chronicle on 2 June, 1894:…

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NEGRO AMERICA.

9 June 1866, The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), page 10

…In The Queenslander on 9 June 1866, for example, “Australasian” fears that if the Americans grant suffrage to ‘negros’, who knows what liberties might be given to non-Anglo-Saxon Australians!…

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MIXED BATHING.

13 November 1916, The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), page 7

…You see, for all the arguments that might be made about the basic civil rights of homosexual couples to marry, the bottom line, for Piers, is that it is as morally repugnant as polygamy, bestiality or incest. I couldn’t help but imagine Piers as one of the dinosaurs who so vehemently opposed the unthinkable practice of mixed-sex bathing on Australian beaches. As “Reformer” argued in Adelaide’s “The Register” on 13 November 1916:…