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1893 women's suffrage petition

1893 women's suffrage petition

Petitions asking that women be allowed to vote were presented to Parliament from the 1880s. This one, with 25,520 signatures, was presented in 1893, the year New Zealand women finally won the vote. It is now on display in National Library in Wellington.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-1993-2285
Photograph by Melanie Burford

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John E. Martin, 'Parliament - Evolution of Parliament, 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by John E. Martin, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015