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The summit at last, suffrage cartoon


In this engraving from the New Zealand Graphic, 21 July 1894, a woman holding a flag proclaiming ‘Perfect Political Equality’ is helped up onto the ’Parliamentary Heights’ by a man. In the background a flag reading ‘Women’s Franchise’ flies atop a mountain labelled ‘1893’ (the year New Zealand women gained the vote).


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0126-1894-01
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