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Women’s Suffrage Petition on Display at Archives New Zealand

Posted by admin on Sep 18, 2013

Many people around New Zealand will celebrate Suffrage Day on September 19. It will be 120 years since Kiwi women became the first in the world to win the right to vote in national elections.

Statistics NZ and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs have marked the anniversary by creating a graphic illustrating women’s participation in New Zealand life and society over the past 120 years. It shows and compares things like the working-age women in employment, the average age of first birth and average number of children in 1893, 1953 and 2013.

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