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Suffrage cartoon, 1893 (2nd of 3)

Suffrage cartoon, 1893

This cartoon, which appeared in the New Zealand Graphic in September 1893, reflected the popular perception that giving women the vote would put them in a commanding position. It depicts an exalted woman as ‘she that is to be obeyed’.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 7-A12543
Cartoon by Ashley Hunter

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John Wilson, 'History - Liberal to Labour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/1465/suffrage-cartoon-1893 (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Apr 2020