Story: Public protest

Petitions: women's suffrage (1st of 3)

Petitions: women's suffrage

Former Premier Sir John Hall unwinds, in the manner of a carpet roll, a 25,000-signature petition presented to Parliament in 1893 supporting women's suffrage. He asks his political colleagues whether they liked 'the pattern'. Enough of them did to pass legislation giving the women the vote in time for that year's general election.

About this item

Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: New Zealand Graphic 12 August 1893

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Public protest - Letter writing, petitions, meetings and rallies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2016)

Full story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2015