The Kate Sheppard Memorial, Oxford Terrace

New Zealand was the first self-governing country in the world to grant women the right to vote with The Electoral Act being passed in 1893. This Christchurch monument depicts life size figures of leading suffragette Kate Sheppard and other important members of the New Zealand suffrage movement. Kate Shepphard organised petitions to New Zealand’s Parliament asking for the right to vote for women and persuaded Sir John Hall, a leading member of Parliament, to support them.

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1 Comment

  • Tonya
    7 years ago

    thanks you! I needed this picture to find a “mystery class” and now my groups pridiction of new zealand is right! i am so happy!

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