Story: Voting rights

Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard

The story of the successful campaign for women’s suffrage sank into obscurity until rediscovered in the 1970s. A result of this renewed interest was the celebration of Kate Sheppard, leader of the campaign. In the following decades statues were erected, an apartment building opposite Parliament was named after her, and her face appeared on a bank note. The bust shown here was presented by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union to the New Zealand Parliament in 1993 (the centenary of women gaining the vote).

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Neill Atkinson, 'Voting rights - Votes for women', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36435/kate-sheppard (accessed 21 October 2017)

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