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Digitising the 1893 women's suffrage petition

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In 1893 New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote. Signatures for 13 separate petitions were collected by women throughout the country between 1891 and 1893, and the presentation of these petitions in Parliament galvanised support for this historic law ...

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