To get the vote

Struggle and determination finally achieved success when women were granted the right to vote on the 19 September 1893.

To get the vote

Struggle and determination finally achieved success when women were granted the right to vote on the 19 September 1893.

To get the vote

Struggle and determination finally achieved success when women were granted the right to vote on the 19 September 1893.

To get the vote

Struggle and determination finally achieved success when women were granted the right to vote on the 19 September 1893.

To get the vote

Struggle and determination finally achieved success when women were granted the right to vote on the 19 September 1893.

To get the vote

Struggle and determination finally achieved success when women were granted the right to vote on the 19 September 1893.

To get the vote

Struggle and determination finally achieved success when women were granted the right to vote on the 19 September 1893.

To get the vote

Struggle and determination finally achieved success when women were granted the right to vote on the 19 September 1893.

Kate Sheppard National Memorial

19 September 2014

The Kate Sheppard National Memorial is a large cast bronze depiction of women in New Zealand, flagged by two bronze plaques inscribed with the history of the Women’s Suffrage movement in New Zealand, mounted on a upright ornate concrete plinth. It was sculpted in 1993 by Margriet Windhausen. It was unveiled on 19 September 1993 and commemorates the centenary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand - the first self-governing country in the world to grant women the right to vote. (https://ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/heritage/heritage-in-the-city/memorials) The memorial features 6 suffragettes: Meri Te Tai Mangakahia, Helen Nicol, Kate Sheppard, Ada Wells, Harriet Morison and Amey Daldy.

Creator: Donna Robertson

Area: Central City / Cathedral Square North

Reference ID: CCL-FlKr-15322172846

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Members of the historic convention called by the CWI

13 April 1896

This convention resulted in the formation of the National Council of the Women of New Zealand. The convenors and the delegates are shown outside the Provincil Council Chambers. From left, standing: Mrs A Ansell (Dunedin), Mrs Henry Smith (Christchurch), Miss A E Hookham (Christchurch), Mrs G Ross (Christchurch), Miss Jessie Mackay (Christchurch), Mrs Isherwood (Christchurch), Mrs Black (Christchurch), Mrs Widdowson (Christchurch), Miss F Garstin (Christchurch), Mrs Wallis (Christchurch), Mrs Darling (Christchurch), Mrs J M Williamson (Wanganui), Mrs Wilson (Christchurch). Seated: Mrs G J Smith (Christchurch), Mrs A Daldy (Auckland), Mrs Hatton (Dunedin; Vice-president), Lady Anna Stout (Wellington, Vice-president), Mrs Kate Sheppard (Christchurch; president), Mrs A J Schnackenberg (Auckland; Vice-president), Mrs W Sievwight (Gisborne), Mrs M A Tasker (Wellington), Mrs D Izett (Christchurch, secretary). Seated on floor: Mrs C M Alley (Malvern), Mrs A Wells (Christchurch), Miss Bain (Christchurch).

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - North

Source: The weekly press, 23 April 1896, p. 46

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Lancely Walshaw with 1893 petition

20 October 1970

Lancely Walshaw holds the women's franchisement petition of 1893.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Other / Unknown

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

Reference ID: CCL-StarP-01274A

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Our petticoated politicians: the latest battle of the league

18 August 1894

Cartoon on the enfranchisement of women. First published in 1894 and republished on the 90th anniversary of women gaining the vote in 1983.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Other / Unknown

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

Reference ID: CCL-StarP-01282A

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The big franchise woman and the little mouse

17 February 1894

Cartoon depicts a woman who has received the vote wanting her husband to kill a mouse for her. First published in 1894 and republished on the 90th anniversary of women gaining the vote in 1983.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Other / Unknown

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

Reference ID: CCL-StarP-01283A

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He doesn't like it

2 December 1893

Cartoon depicts a "female voter" spoon feeding "young New Zealand". First published on the 2 December 1893 and republished on the 90th anniversary of women gaining the vote in 1983.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Other / Unknown

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

Reference ID: CCL-StarP-01284A

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Enfranchisement cartoon

1893

Cartoon depicts Richard Seddon as a jailer, leading away the Women's Franchise Bill. First published in 1893 and republished on the 90th anniversary of women gaining the vote in 1983.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Other / Unknown

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

Reference ID: CCL-StarP-01285A

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What, dinner not ready yet! What have you been doing?

1893

Cartoon depicts a man performing the duties of a housewife. First published in 1893 and republished on the 90th anniversary of women gaining the vote in 1983.

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Other / Unknown

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

Reference ID: CCL-StarP-01268A

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