Story: Voting rights

Election day, 1899

Election day, 1899

When New Zealand women voted for the third time in the 1899 general election, they were still unique – no other country’s franchise allowed women to vote in national elections. Those gathered in this 1899 photograph were going to the polling booth in the Drill Hall in Rutland Street, Auckland.

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Neill Atkinson, 'Voting rights - Votes for women', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

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