Building peace in the minds of men and women

K. W. Sheppard's signature, First Sheet © Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga, Wellington

The 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition

Registration year: 1997
Submission year: 
1997

The 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition led to New Zealand becoming the first self-governing nation in the world where women won the right to vote. lt was signed by close to one quarter of the female adult population and was, at that time, the largest petition of its kind signed in New Zealand and other Western countries.

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K. W. Sheppard's signature, First Sheet © Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga, Wellington
K. W. Sheppard's signature, First Sheet
© Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga, Wellington
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