Kōrero: Women’s movement

Tailoresses' votes

Tailoresses' votes

Once women had the vote, would-be members of Parliament paid attention to them. In this 1896 cartoon, those seeking election are wooing the tailoresses. The long caption reads:

Why don’t the tailoresses rise up and make a clean sweep of the vote-touters who are making such political capital at their expense? The tailoresses are not social outcasts nor are they homeless girls. They neither seek nor require charity.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H-713-150
Cartoon by William Blomfield

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Women’s movement - Tailoresses’ unions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/27894/tailoresses-votes (accessed 10 June 2023)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011