suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Alloo
Given names: 
Minnie
Given address: 
MacLaggan St
Sheet No: 141
Town/Suburb: 
Central Dunedin
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

Biographical information provided for the He Tohu exhibition:

Minnie Rose Alloo was born in January of 1874 in Wakatipu to parents John and Margaret (nee Peacock). She was half Chinese as her father John Alloo (originally Chin Thum Lok) was born in Guandong (Canton). He arrived in Australia in the 1840s, prior to the gold rush, possibly as an indentured labourer. John became a successful businessman, operating the first known Chinese restaurant in Australia, working as an interpreter and later, migrating to New Zealand with his Scottish wife, where he ultimately rose to the ranks of Police District Constable.

Minnie must have been only 19 when she signed the suffrage petition (the minimum age to sign was 21). In 1904 she married John Quane. The couple must have moved to San Francisco, California shortly after marrying as a Minnie R. Quane is listed as dying there in 1948. 

See also: 'Minnie Alloo of Dunedin and the Women’s Suffrage Petition' (Tiger's Mouth blog)

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

'Minnie Alloo', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/minnie-alloo, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 19-Jun-2018

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