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First International Womens Day march
Title : First International Womens Day march First International Womens Day march
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Source : Advertiser, 13 March 1972, p. 3, col. b-c
Date of creation : 1972
Format : Newspaper
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As the first International Women's Day march moves along Rundle Street a male pianist plays on.

The accompanying article, titled 'The Women's Privilege' said, '"The girls just decided to change their minds in the last minute and walk along the road." This was the explanation yesterday of a Women's Liberation Movement spokeswoman for the 175 marchers on Saturday spreading from the footpath to the roadway in Rundle Street. Police were confronted with an unexpected situation. ... Banner carrying, slogan-chanting women, dressed in anything from see-through dresses to jeans and T-shirts, filed through busy Saturday morning traffic. ... Shoppers and passers-by lined the route of the march, and cheered, waved or chuckled and many joined the marchers, swelling the ranks to about 350.' [Advertiser Monday 13 March 1972, page 3]

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International Women's Day

Coverage year : 1972
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