Story: Canterbury region

Women at the council chamber

Women at the council chamber

An 1896 women’s convention in Christchurch led to the establishment of the National Council of Women. The convention was organised by the Canterbury Women’s Institute, a feminist organisation formed in 1892 to increase women’s participation in politics and public life. These delegates have gathered outside the council chamber of the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Politics and government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015