Story: Domestic violence

Women go to the polls, 1893

Street scene as women vote in New Plymouth

These New Plymouth women go to the polls for the first time during the 1893 general election. New Zealand women fought for the vote in the hope that it would lead to more effective legislation to combat problems such as domestic violence.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Domestic violence - Domestic violence in the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 19 Jul 2018