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Women's Suffrage 125 symbol

Suffrage 125 

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.  On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.  As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

The Prow is marking this event by bringing together the Prow stories about women achievers in the top of the south, and with a new story about the story of women's suffrage in Nelson, leading up to the Electoral Act of 1893.

Suffrage stories
Women's stories

Early settlers

Notable Women

Women in the community

Women's memories

For more information the Suffrage story in New Zealand