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This day in history - women's suffrage NZ

Thursday, September 19, 2013

On our $10 note we commemorate Kate Sheppard, a Christchurch woman, who campaigned for the vote for NZ women. As a result of her efforts this country became the first in the world to give women the vote:

Christchurch might be earthquake city, but it is also suffrage city!

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BOPPY_ 11/8/2013 1:20PM


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OOLALA53 9/23/2013 9:03AM

    And I bet none of those women ever went on a diet. They were freer than we are now!

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NEWTINK 9/20/2013 5:51AM

    That is part of history that we all could use ... we have to be strong but not nearly as strong as the women that fought those battles to give us all the rights that we have now. Thank you for reminding us emoticon

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ARTJAC 9/20/2013 2:01AM

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SUSIEPH1 9/20/2013 1:11AM

    Way to,go Kate .. Thank you for leading the way ... Hugs Susie .. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GARDENQE2 9/19/2013 12:34PM

I grew up in Wyoming, which as a "territory" was so radical that they let women vote in 1869. It took another 19 years before the conservative U.S. Senate would let Wyoming become a state. You should read some of the debates! And another 30 years before all women in the U.S.A could vote.
What trials and tribluations the suffragettes around the world went through. They all deserve a salute! emoticon
Here's to Kate Sheppard! emoticon

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MICKEYH 9/19/2013 8:46AM

    emoticon History !!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 9/19/2013 8:32AM


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LYNMEINDERS 9/19/2013 7:42AM

    Woohoo...actually didn't know that...thankyou

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AWESOMECHELZ 9/19/2013 7:18AM

    What a beautiful holiday!! I would feel very proud indeed. In the United States, it happened in 1920 in a frontier state, Montana. The women who fought for it, like your country, give me pride to be a woman. In history, women have been suppressed and seen as second class citizens but we have risen above all that. Now, in 2013, we can make a difference in a world that's going digital, by posting like you have and sharing. Have a wonderful day, my friend, and thanks for sharing this which means a lot to me.

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WENDYJM4 9/19/2013 6:46AM


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WEARINGTHIN 9/19/2013 5:09AM

    New Zealand has been ahead of other countries in other ways too, no? Glenn

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SLIMMERKIWI 9/19/2013 4:59AM

    I wonder what she would think now, with us having had women Prime Ministers and Governor General :-)

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NEW-CAZ 9/19/2013 4:45AM

    emoticon Kate Sheppard!

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PHEBESS 9/19/2013 4:31AM

    Go Kate!!! (And there's a great mural in Auckland dedicated to her and her fellow suffragettes!)

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RDEE22 9/19/2013 4:20AM

    Go Kate Sheppard a pioneer for womens rights. "I am woman hear me roar" has been my theme somg for what seems like ever. emoticon

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DUBLINROSE 9/19/2013 4:00AM

    Well done Kate Sheppard and New Zealand, our women got limited voting rights the same year but had to wait until 1918 for full voting rights...makes you really grateful to have a voice now. Thanks for sharing!

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