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Application from Māori women to have their names on electoral roll, 1893

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On 19 September, 1893, the goal of women’s suffrage was realised and the Bill allowing women to vote in general elections became law. The first opportunity for women to cast their votes came only 10 weeks later on 28 November. Six weeks later on 27 October Hoani Taipua, a Māori male parliamentarian, forwarded a letter to the Native Minister on ...

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