Story: Gender inequalities

Votes for women: memories of Mrs Peryman

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 Nellie Peryman (1868-1947), who voted in the 1893 election (the first in which women could).

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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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/28633/votes-for-women-memories-of-mrs-peryman (accessed 16 December 2019)

Story by Anne Else, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Jun 2018