Story: Men and women in the city

Anticipating political office (1st of 2)

Anticipating political office

City women were instrumental in the fight to give women the vote, which they achieved in 1893. Having attained this milestone, it was only a matter of time before women stood for political office – a day this 1913 cartoon anticipates.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H-712-009
Ink drawing by William Blomfield

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Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Man’s country, woman’s city?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/24591/anticipating-political-office (accessed 19 March 2019)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010