Contribute to the suffrage biographies project!
Celebrate the opening of He Tohu by bringing your family for a fun, creative, and fascinating day.
- Date: Saturday, 20 May, 2017
10.15am to 10.45am, 2.15pm to 2.45pm
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
- Contact Details:
Space is limited, so book your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the time you want to attend
Make your mark on the history we tell
As part of He Tohu, a project was launched to unearth biographical material on the nearly 32,000 people (mainly women) who signed the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition. Several hundred biographies have already been written, but there are several thousand to go!
In this talk, Christa Hopkinson and Ella Thorpe share their experiences researching people who signed the petition and provide a how-to guide for anyone who is interested in contributing their own research to this project.
About the speakers
Christa is a Learning Facilitator at the National Library of New Zealand and Ella is a year 12 student at Wellington Girls’ College.
Portion of the Women's Suffrage Petition, including William Sanderson's name, which has been crossed out.