September 19, 2011 marks the 118th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.  New Zealand was the first country to grant all women the right to vote in modern times.  The 2008 stamp above commemorates women’s suffrage and the work of suffrage leader Kate Sheppard. 
New Zealand History Online has digitized the 1893 petition which helped enfranchise women.  If you have Kiwi roots or if you’re just curious if someone with your name signed, you can search the petition here.  If you recognize the name and location of a relative, New Zealand History Online is collecting information on all of the signers.

September 19, 2011 marks the 118th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.  New Zealand was the first country to grant all women the right to vote in modern times.  The 2008 stamp above commemorates women’s suffrage and the work of suffrage leader Kate Sheppard. 

New Zealand History Online has digitized the 1893 petition which helped enfranchise women.  If you have Kiwi roots or if you’re just curious if someone with your name signed, you can search the petition here.  If you recognize the name and location of a relative, New Zealand History Online is collecting information on all of the signers.