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temperance and New Zealand – Kate Sheppard

Hail Aotearoa New Zealand!  In 1893, New Zealand was the first independent country to give women the vote in modern times.  Pitcairn Island did in 1838, but was not self-governing; nor was the Isle of Man which enfranchised female ratepayers … Continue reading

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shaking the Establishment from within – Lady Frances Balfour

Successful social and political movements are typically broad-based, engaging people at all levels of society.  Sometimes, as in the British women’s suffrage struggle,  more militant figures get undue attention.  Yet without patient and persistent work of all kinds there is … Continue reading

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