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1893 women's suffrage petition

1893 women's suffrage petition

Petitions asking that women be allowed to vote were presented to Parliament from the 1880s onwards. This one, with 25,520 signatures, was presented in 1893, the year New Zealand women finally got the vote. It is now held by Archives New Zealand in Wellington.

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

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How to cite this page:

John E. Martin, 'Parliament - Evolution of Parliament, 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33704/1893-womens-suffrage-petition (accessed 7 June 2020)

Story by John E. Martin, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015