Suffrage Day / White Camellia Day on Wednesday

Kate Sheppard MemorialWednesday 19 September 2012 is Suffrage / White Camellia Day.

You can see the names of those who signed the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition.

Join Women on Air for their celebration of Suffrage Day – and 20 years of broadcasting! -Wednesday at 7.30pm Middleton Grange. It will feature actress Helen Moran as Kate Sheppard and Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson will read the maiden speech of Elizabeth McCombs, New Zealand’s first female MP. Michele A’Court will read a piece called “A letter to my daughter”.

Explore more about New Zealand suffrage and the awesome women of Aotearoa. Digital NZ has a neat set of images Cartooning the women’s vote. Why not watch NZ on screen
The Nineties
Bread & Roses

Search our catalogue for women’s suffrage and women’s rights in New Zealand.

Public notice for a meeting on the present and outlook of woman’s suffrage to be held at the Oddfellows Hall, Lichfield Street, Christchurch [20 Oct. 1892]

3 thoughts on “Suffrage Day / White Camellia Day on Wednesday

    • Donna 19 September 2012 / 10:06 am

      Hi – Women on air is on PlainsFM 96.9

  1. lynners 20 September 2012 / 12:00 pm

    Visit the Kate Sheppard Memorial Walk at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, planted in 1993 with mainly white camellias, to commemorate Kate and as symbols of womanly excellence. From the carpark at Armagh Street, turn right along the river before you cross the footbridge into the Gardens. There is an interpretation panel about 50m further on, and the walk drops down along the river by the old Pilgrims’ Well. Lovely camellias this time of year.

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