September 27, 2018

Meet Adela Stewart who was born in Bristol, England.  Having servants most of her life when her family moved to the Athenree farm she learnt to fend for herself domestically. 

September 27, 2018

Elizabeth Yates was the first person to vote back in September 1893 and she was the first female mayor in the British Empire.

September 24, 2018

In the mid 1800's Mary Ann Mueller had to disguise her name from her husband when she wrote articles on women's rights for the Nelson Examiner hiding her identity.  Her name was 'Fèmmina'.

September 19, 2018

On the 18th May 1893 the Speaker of the lower house of the Kotahitanga parliament introduced a motion from Meri Māngakahia, requesting the women be given the right to participate in the selection of members.  It was suggested that she come into the house to explain her...

September 12, 2018

Mary Ann was an extraordinary woman, she advocated temperance and improved treatment of women prisoners and prostitutes, and championed women's rights - arguing that women were entitled to education, careers and the vote.

September 5, 2018

Catherine Wilson Sheppard was New Zealand's most prominent member of women's suffrage.

Through her work of writing and public speaking she contributed to the cause very successfully which led to the culmination of 30,000 signatures calling for women's suffrage to be pre...

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