Women's suffrage 1893

By Donna Robertson

"On 19 September 1893 the governor, Lord Glasgow, signed a new Electoral Act into law. As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections." New Zealand History Online. http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/politics/womens-suffrage

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Image: Women's Suffrage Petition 1893
Women's Suffrage Petition 1893

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1893 suffrage petition

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Image: Suffrage cartoon, 1893
Suffrage cartoon, 1893

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Image: Suffrage petition, 1893
Suffrage petition, 1893

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Image: Women voting in 1893
Women voting in 1893

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Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia

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Kate Wilson Sheppard

Alexander Turnbull Library

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Helen Lyster Nicol

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Harriet Morison

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Mangakahia, Meri Te Tai - Biography

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Image: Amey Daldy, suffragist
Amey Daldy, suffragist

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National Council of Women, Christchurch

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Women's suffrage stamp
Women's suffrage stamp

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