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Gathering to vote, Kaiapoi, 1902

Gathering to vote, Kaiapoi, 1902

Voting was a public occasion for both Māori and Pākehā. In rural areas, where most Māori lived, election day was a chance to get together, and voters travelled from around each district to polling booths. A group is shown here outside the Kaiapoi polling booth in 1902, waiting to hear the results for the Southern Māori electorate.

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Neill Atkinson, 'Voting rights - Miners and Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015