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Sister Suffragettes

Sister Suffragettes
A night at the library Special event

Booked out
Women write pro-suffragette graffiti
9 February 2018, 6pm-9pm
Foyer, Ground floor

Join us for a special dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of 8 million women being granted the right to vote in the United Kingdom.

Genevieve Jacobs will lead historians Dr Béatrice Bijon and Dr Clare Wright in a discussion on women’s suffrage in Australia and the UK, followed by a curator-led tour of the Deeds not Words exhibition which showcases the collection of Bessie Rischbieth, an Australian witness to the campaign for women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom.

Enjoy champagne and canapés on arrival overlooking beautiful Lake Burley Griffin, two courses and local wines in the stunning Library foyer.


Main course (alternate serve)

  • Beef Tournedos, potato cake, brussel sprouts, caramelised marrow, béarnaise sauce
  • Chargrilled salmon, smashed kipfler, vichy carrots, sugar snap peas, ravigot sauce (gf)

On request – exotic mushroom risotto, asparagus, truffle oil, parmigiano reggiano (vegetarian or vegan)

Dessert (alternate serve)

  • Macadmia crusted meringue roulade, chocolate rum mousse, raspberry puree (gf)
  • Vaniia bean panna cotta, kataifi nest, honey sauce

On request – vegan strawberry cheesecake.

As indicated above, vegetarian and vegan options are available on request. Please contact the Library's events team to discuss any other dietary requirements: or 02 6262 1234.

Image: Women write pro-suffragette graffiti, United Kingdom, c.1900–10, nla.obj-250831564