NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
14th December, 1906 : The Government of the Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin, seems likely to be returned after the initial counting of votes in Australia’s third national election since Federation. The Prime Minister has outpolled his Labor party opponent, James Scullin, two to one in his seat of Ballarat. A crowd of 20,000 gathered outside The Age office in Melbourne this evening to see poll results posted under electric lamps. The newspaper reported that “sex tally sheets” kept in one electorate showed that women voted equally with men.
[In America, at least, now women seem to be less educated than men. Australia is very close.]