These resources and text relate to Mere Hakaraia (Ngāti Raukawa) and the wider context of Māori women who signed the 1893 Suffrage Petition. They have been sourced and collated from DigitalNZ and other websites.
Source: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/mary-bevan updated 12-Sep-2017 updated 12-Sep-2017
He Tohu Rangatira— Māori Women & the 1893 Suffrage Petition.
Small but significant contribution to women's suffrage source of pride— only 21 men signed the 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition.
Te Takanga o te Wa Maori History— guidelines for Year 1 – 8.
Votes for women— New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote in parliamentary elections.
Women's Suffrage Petition 1893 — New Zealand women's equality of suffrage was a world-first, but it did not come easily.
Should Mary Bevan have used her Māori name to sign this petition? Why or why not?
Can we belong to more than one culture?
How is signing your name an act of power?
He ingoa Māori anō tō Mary Bevan. He aha te take i hainatia e ia te pētihana nei me tōna ingoa Pākehā?
What is your fertile question?