Story: Cartooning

Ashley Hunter heralds the women's vote, 1893

Ashley Hunter heralds the women's vote, 1893

This cartoon from the Graphic of 30 September 1893 anticipates the effect of the women's vote on New Zealand politics and society. Women obtained the vote in 1893, which some people believed would lead to a stronger moral influence in public affairs. The 1890s and 1900s were a time of social change and strong political personalities, providing rich material for cartoonists.

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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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How to cite this page:

Ian F. Grant, 'Cartooning - Cartooning in a new land, 1840 to 1899', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/41726/ashley-hunter-heralds-the-womens-vote-1893 (accessed 24 May 2018)

Story by Ian F. Grant, published 22 Oct 2014