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Women’s Social and Political League, 1912

Women’s Social and Political League, 1912

The Women's Social and Political League was founded in 1894 and promoted women's social and political education through activity in the public sphere. It was one of a number of women's political groups that emerged from the suffrage movement. These women were members in 1912 and were attending a reception for Louisa Seddon (front row, fifth from left) and one of her daughters. Louisa Seddon, the organisation's patron, was the widow of premier Richard Seddon. 

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Adult education - Beginnings of adult education, 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 June 2023)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012