Timeline of the journey that women took in getting the right to vote.
Women in the 1800s
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Women in the 1800s were only allowed jobs such as being a wife, a mother, a housekeeper or a homemaker. They had to clean and cook, educate children, assist men on farms and nurse the elderly or sick.
Petitions to Parliament
PETITION FOR WOMEN GETTING THE RIGHT TO VOTE Name Kate Shepard Mary Licitness Elizabeth Vinhouse Georgia May Katherine Bandis Millison Daisun Charlotte Rhodes Serena Williamsburg Alice Rednis May Thomspon Sophia Villison Jenny Isnah Lily Georgia Ayane Kondor
Kate Shepard led the women's suffrage movement in NZ and helped get women the right to vote. She moved to Christchurch in 1869 and worked for religious charities. She then became part of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).
The Women's Christian Temperance Union is a NZ group of suffragettes founded by Kate Shepard. The union was an example of Kate Shepard's early work as a suffragette and this union also helped to get women the right to vote in New Zealand.
25,000 people signed petitions to allow women to have the right to vote. These petitions were presented at parliament.
Compared to other countries, New Zealand protested with non-violence for the right to vote. Some other women in different countries resulted to violence as a way to get attention, and this caused many problems.
White camellia flowers were given to MPs who supported the vote, and red camellia flowers to those who didn't.