Sydney Writers' Festival - Titanic and the Suffragettes

  • Pier 2/3 Curiosity Stage Hickson Road Dawes Point, NSW, 2000 Australia

In this talk, historical novelist David Dyer explores the implications of the sinking of the Titanic for the suffragette movement of the early 20th century. In the weeks leading up to the disaster, unruly women had been smashing windows in London, but on the sloping decks of the sinking liner they readily stepped into the lifeboats while brave men stood back. Should women who want the vote still expect the protection of men’s chivalry?

Free, no bookings.

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