New Zealand History

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1893 Massive women’s suffrage petition presented to Parliament

The monster suffrage petition contained the signatures of more than 25,000 women. A dozen other, smaller petitions were also submitted around the same time.

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28 July July

KIWI OF THE WEEK

John Hall

18 Dec 1824 - 25 Jun 1907

John Hall was a force in our politics for several decades, serving as Premier and leading the parliamentary campaign for votes for women.

New Zealand and the First World War

New Zealand and the First World War

The First World War had a seismic impact on New Zealand, reshaping the country's perception of itself and its place in the world.

Women's Suffrage Petition

Suffrage Petition

The 1893 Women's suffrage petition — signed by more than 25,000 women, about a fifth of the enture adult European female population — helped pave the way for the passage of New Zealand's world-leading Electoral Act in September 1893.

See the digitised version of the petition

Memorials Register

Memorials Register

Find exact locations and further information for more than 900 memorials throughout New Zealand.

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