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Women and the vote

Page 8 – Further information

This web feature was written by Neill Atkinson and Roberta McIntyre and produced by the NZHistory team.

Suffrage documents


        Some international sites to explore:


  • Neill Atkinson, Adventures in democracy: a history of the vote in New Zealand, University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2003
  • Sandra Coney, Standing in the sunshine: a history of New Zealand women since they won the vote, Viking, Auckland, 1993
  • Caroline Daley and Melanie Nolan (eds), Suffrage and beyond: international feminist perspectives, Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1994
  • Judith Devaliant, Kate Sheppard: a biography, Penguin Books, Auckland, 1992
  • Patricia Grimshaw, Women’s suffrage in New Zealand, 2nd edn, University of Auckland Press, Auckland, 1987
  • Margaret Lovell-Smith (ed.), The woman question: writings by the women who won the vote, New Women’s Press, Auckland, 1992
  • Janet McCallum, Women in the House: Members of Parliament in New Zealand, Cape Catley, Picton, 1993
  • The suffragists: women who worked for the vote. Essays from the Dictionary of New Zealand biography, Bridget Williams Books/Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1993. Read an adapted introduction to this book (pdf).

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