New Zealand’s Suffrage Story
Gore Library, 17 October, 7.00pm
Helen Seaton, president of the Gore Historical Society, looks at both the lighter moments and the serious side of the Suffrage debate. Weaving the local into the national story, Helen examines New Zealand women’s position in the build up to 19 September 1893 and beyond.
Come along and discover
- What tactics were used to try to stop New Zealand women gaining the right to vote.
- Who tried to stop them and why?
- Which man advised suffragettes to use petitions as a tactic to influence parliament?
- A 19th century tale of trickery, intrigue, determination, bravery and honour.
Anyone who missed the Suffrage performance on 9 September will want to head along to hear more about this significant moment in our history.
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