Story: The New Zealanders

Women voting, 1893

Women voting, 1893

In 1893 New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the vote, and this became a source of national pride. In this New Plymouth scene, women prepare to vote at a polling booth.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Better Britons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015