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He Tohu Suffrage Tours: 127 Years of Women’s Suffrage

Date: Saturday 19 September 2020, 12pm to 12:30pm
Cost: Free event
Contact details: bookings@hetohu.nz

Come and celebrate the passing of the 1893 Electoral Act when women in New Zealand gained the right to vote! We will have suffrage tours of He Tohu to remember those who helped pave the way forward for us.

The ‘Monster’ Petition

It’s been 127 years since the passing of the 1893 Electoral Act, thanks to the many women (and men) who signed their name to the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition.

Join a tour

Join one of our 30-minute tours of He Tohu to celebrate this monster achievement. Discover if your ancestor signed the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition and learn more about the fight for the right to vote.

More about the 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition and He Tohu

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Women's suffrage petition roll.
Women's Suffrage Petition at He Tohu. Photo Mark Beatty.