suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Sheppard
Given names: 
K. W.
Given address: 
Riccarton
Sheet No: 1
Town/Suburb: 
Riccarton
City/Region: 
Christchurch
Notes: 

Full name is Katherine (born 'Catherine') Wilson Sheppard.

Kate Sheppard, the head of the franchise and legislation department of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, became the most prominent leader of the suffrage campaign.

A biography of Kate Sheppard (1847–1934) appears in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (a concise version of this essay is available here).

Related images:

Kate Sheppard, suffragist leaderKatherine Sheppard portraitWomen's suffrage stampKate Sheppard’s House

Click on sheet number to see the original petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.

How to cite this page

'K. W. Sheppard', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/k-w-sheppard, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Aug-2017

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