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Planting a 'Kate Sheppard' camellia, 1993 (4 o 4)

Planting a 'Kate Sheppard' camellia, 1993

A schoolgirl plants a 'Kate Sheppard' camellia in a public garden in Hastings. There were many plantings of white camellias in 1993, as the white camellia flower was a symbol of the women's suffrage movement. In 1893 the suffragists had presented a white camellia flower to those members of the House of Representatives who had voted in favour of women gaining the vote. Those who had voted against were given a red camellia. In 1993 a special variety of white camellia was released and named the 'Kate Sheppard' camellia, after the leader of the women's suffrage campaign in New Zealand.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
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Courtesy of Hawke's Bay Today

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Anniversaries - Anniversaries since 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/43040/planting-a-kate-sheppard-camellia-1993 (accessed 2 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012