Story: Gender inequalities

Votes for women

The campaign for women's suffrage was led by Kate Sheppard (shown here on a stamp, which depicts a detail of the $10 note). Listen to the reminiscences of Mrs Perryman, who voted in the 1893 election (the first in which women could).

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (D SERIES Votes for Women Mrs Perryman/Reference number DCDR410)

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Reference: 2008 A to Z of New Zealand stamp issue

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Anne Else, 'Gender inequalities - Politics and citizenship', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 July 2017)

Story by Anne Else, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2017