Women's Suffrage Petition

  • Registration number: 2
  • Year of registration: 2011 (International Register 1997)
  • Location: Archives New Zealand, Wellington
  • Image: Kate Sheppard

Further information: The National Library, Wellington, New Zealand

The 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition led to New Zealand becoming the first self-governing nation in the world where women won the right to vote. It was signed by close to one quarter of the female adult population and was, at that time, the largest petition of its kind signed in New Zealand and other Western countries.

Nomination submission information

Catalogue record, 1892

Catalogue record, 1893