Kate Sheppard postcard to Eliza Wallis, side 1 (1903)

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Kate Sheppard postcard to Eliza Wallis, side 1 (1903).

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Suffragette Eliza Wallis (nee Hart) was active on the National Council of Women and the Vote for Women. Her signature appears at the bottom of Sheet 532 of the 1893 Woman's Suffrage Petition. Eliza's husband John Wallis died, aged 64, on 27 May 1903 (reg. 1903/4012). That same year Eliza received the following postcard from fellow suffragette Kate Sheppard. Because of the content it is believed to have been sent sometime after John's death in May 1903: Post Mark: Surbiton, 10:15 am, 1903. Mrs. Wallis, Ensors Road, Ferry Road, Christchurch, New Zealand. "I am going to attend a National Convention of Women Workers in London this week- to agitate for the franchise - I have been asked to tell about New Zealand. [and on reverse side] Thank you for your kind letter. You must keep as bright as possible for the sake of the others - Mr. S and Douglas are both well. I am visiting Mrs May at present. Mr May has gone to New Zealand on business. Best Wishes, from K.W.S. [Mr. S. refers to Kate Sheppard's husband Walter Allen Sheppard and Douglas is their son]. Image: Frances Moss Collection.

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Kate Sheppard postcard to Eliza Wallis, side 1 (1903)


First Names:Kate Wilson
Last Name:Sheppard
Date of Birth:10 March 1847
Place of Birth:Liverpool, England
City:Christchurch, New Zealand
Year:1903
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Kate Sheppard postcard to Eliza Wallis, side 1 (1903) by Debbie McCauley (Tauranga City Libraries) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand License