Wāhine kōkiri petihana, wāhine kōkiri kaupapa
Celebrating 125 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.
- Date: Wednesday, 13 June, 2018
4:30pm to 5:00pm free He Tohu tour, 5:15pm to 7:30pm talk
Free. Booking is not required.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Join other wāhine toa for a hui about Māori women’s perspectives on voting and democracy. A Whakatū Wāhine Suffrage 125 event, presented by Ministry for Women Minitatanga mō ngā Wahine with National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa.
Hear various taumata kōrero speak on a range of topics in this kaupapa, then share your thoughts in an informal ‘Kai & Kōrero’ gathering.
The event will be held at the National Library of New Zealand alongside the He Tohu exhibit.
He Tohu is the home of :
- He Whakaputanga — the 1835 Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi — the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi, and
- the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition — Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine.
These venerable documents offer a safe context for challenging discussions — he āhuru mōwai e rere angiangi ai te kōrero.
125 years on what do we still need to achieve
This year marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand and provides an opportunity to make further progress for women and girls.
Wāhine kōkiri petihana, wāhine kōkiri kaupapa is central to the kaupapa for Suffrage 125 celebrations as we focus on highlighting mana wāhine.
In 1893 we made powerful advances by securing the right to vote. 125 years on, what progress do we still need to achieve — ki hea atu ināianei?
The accessibility entrance for National Library is on Aitken Street. Please take the glass lift to the ground floor. Accessible unisex toilets can be found on the ground floor.
A sign language interpreter will be provided for this event.
Te Rangi Topeora signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 14 May 1840.