Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kate Sheppard New Zealand's most prominent women's suffragette.

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/time-reflect-anniversary-womens-suffrage-in-nz-today

It was 124 years ago today that NZ became the first self-governing country in the world to give women the vote. Remember to exercise that right this election!

"Kate Sheppard and the other suffragists fought for years to give women this right and did this country proud." Since New Zealand was the first country to introduce universal suffrage in 1893,[4] Sheppard's work has had a considerable impact on women's suffrage movements in several other countries. She also appears on the New Zealand ten-dollar note.

My friend was there and her eyewitness account was Kate led the women to lie down on the road, and the police couldn't do anything.



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7 comments:

ABC Wednesday said...

A very important person and worth remembering I think.

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Betty said...

New Zealand was way ahead of the United States. Women here didn't vote until 1920.

Joy said...

Glad she made it on to the note. Universal suffrage, a proud achievement for New Zealand.

Beverley Baird said...

Thanks for the profile of this amazing woman. Glad to see she is recognized for her contribution.

Angie said...

We should all be thankful for these women around the world. Last year, my daughter was involved in a production of Her Naked Skin, a play about suffragists. Until then, I did not fully appreciate what they went through to achieve this right for all of us. Thanks for the highlight!

TheChieftess said...

Wow! I didn't know New Zealand was the first! Thank you!!!

Roger Owen Green said...

hooray for the Kiwis!
ROG, ABCW