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Women’s Social and Political League, 1912

Women’s Social and Political League, 1912

Members of the Women’s Social and Political League hold a reception in Wellington for Mrs and Miss Seddon (the wife and daughter of Premier Richard Seddon) in 1912. At this time many leagues were ceasing or had ceased activity. The membership was aging, and some of the battles in which the leagues had taken part had been won. An outstanding exception to this was women’s admission to Parliament. The right to stand would not be granted to women until 1919.

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s labour organisations - Women’s organisations and employment, 1878 to 1939', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 April 2020)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011