Kōrero: Women’s movement

1893 suffrage petition

1893 suffrage petition

From the 1880s onwards women (and sometimes men) signed petitions asking that women be allowed to vote. A century later, only two of the many that Parliament received still survived. After restoration, the 546-page petition of ‘Mary J. Carpenter and 25,519 others’ was put on display at the National Archives in Wellington in 1993.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-1993-2285
Photograph by Melanie Burford

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 - Women’s Christian Temperance Union', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27892/1893-suffrage-petition (accessed 24 May 2022)

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