1893 Women's Suffrage Petition: Sheet 1

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1893 Women's Suffrage Petition: Sheet 1.


Copy of the first page of the main suffrage petition submitted to Parliament on 28 July 1893 containing the signature of suffragette Kate Sheppard (1847-1934) and and that of Emily Wallis (1863-1914) directly beneath. The entire petition contains the names and addresses of about 24,000 women aged 21 years or older. The original petition comprised more than 500 individual sheets which were signed in various parts of the country. These were glued together to form a single roll that stretched more than 270 m. This petition was by far the largest of 13 separate petitions collected by women’s suffrage supporters in 1893. Source: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/womens-suffrage/about-the-petition

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1893 Women's Suffrage Petition: Sheet 1

First Names:Emily
Last Name:Wallis
Date of Birth:23 August 1863
Place of Birth:Wellington, New Zealand
City:Wellington, New Zealand