Former Premier Sir John Hall unwinds, in the manner of a carpet roll, a 25,000-signature petition presented to Parliament in 1893 supporting women’s suffrage. He asks his political colleagues whether they like ‘the pattern’. Enough of them did to pass legislation giving women the vote in time for that year’s general election.
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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: New Zealand Graphic 12 August 1893
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