Celebrate Suffrage Day / White Camellia Day – Monday 19 September 2016

Monday 19 September 2016 is Suffrage Day / White Camellia Day – On 19 September 1893 women in New Zealand got the vote, and the white camellia was the symbol of the suffragists.

Here in Christchurch,  there’s a celebration honouring the achievements of women from 12 to 12.30pm by the Kate Sheppard Memorial on the corner of Worcester Street and Oxford Terrace. Mayor Lianne Dalziel will speak, and the Kate Sheppard Memorial Award 2016 will be presented. The finalists in the Lois Middlemiss Award will read their poems, including Beth Walters, Aranui High – “East Side Youth: Our Voice”. (info from The Christchurch Mail)

Kate Sheppard memorial. Flickr 2014-09-19-IMG_2212
Kate Sheppard memorial. Flickr 2014-09-19-IMG_2212

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4 thoughts on “Celebrate Suffrage Day / White Camellia Day – Monday 19 September 2016

  1. Jonathan Caswell 15 September 2016 / 11:03 am

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    LET’S REMEMBER WHO WORKED HARD AND LONG…FOR OVER HALF THE POPULATION OF THE U.S.A. TO FINALLY HAVE A SAY!

  2. Gallivanta 15 September 2016 / 2:26 pm

    I wonder what Kate would think of the lovely new $10 note? Would she ask if women were involved in their design and printing? Would she want to know if they got equal pay for equal work?

    • Donna 16 September 2016 / 11:46 am

      I bet she’d want to know everything!

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