Marlborough Women and the Petition
On 19 September 1893, after submitting a petition[https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/womens-suffrage/petition] with nearly 32,000 signatures, New Zealand became the first self-governing country to grant women the vote. In most other democracies – including...Read more about "Marlborough Women and the Petition"...
Mary Mulvey, signatory (1822 - 1922)
In 1893 when she signed the petition Mrs Mary Mulvey was 71 years old and a widow. Her husband, John, the local milkman, had been charged with threatening...Read more about "Mary Mulvey, signatory (1822 - 1922)"...
The Norgrove Sisters, signatories
*Emma (1848-1945) and Kate (1853-1927) Norgrove, signatories* Emma and Kate Norgrove moved to Blenheim as children with their parents in 1861. Norgrove sisters Norgrove family house. Image supplied by author When...Read more about "The Norgrove Sisters, signatories"...
Emma Litchfield, signatory
In 1893 when she signed the petition, Emma Litchfield ( (1853—1927), neé Lodder was forty years old. She was born in New Zealand in 1853, and in 1877 she...Read more about "Emma Litchfield, signatory"...
Lydia Higgs, signatory
In 1893 when she signed the petition Lydia Higgs (1854 - 1943), nee Holtham was 39 years old. She was the second wife of Caleb Higgs, whom she...Read more about "Lydia Higgs, signatory"...
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