Monday, 19 September 2016

Women's Right to Vote

Forty-seven Otautau women signed the petition for the right to vote in 1893. As far as we know, the petition never reached Ohai, Nightcaps, Wairio, Aparima, Wrey's Bush, Gladfield, Ringway, Fairfax, Isla Bank and the rest of our corner of the world.

Thanks to these ladies and many others around the world, the cause of women's rights is still a flame that burns brightly.

Acheson, Jane
Blatch, Ellen M
Cameron, Margaret
Cameron, Catherine
Campbell, Catherine
Carmichael, Marie (Strathmore)
Clothier, A L. (Louisa Alice Clothier?)
Cotter, Ellie. F. 
Croft, Annie 
Cupples, Jane (Strathmore)
Cupples, Jemima (Strathmore)
Forbes, Margaret 
Forbes, Mrs
Forbs, Isiballa
Gaines, Alice 
Gardiner, Jessie
Gilchrist, Annie
Greenslade, Jessie 
Hill, Annie
Hill, Elen
Hogan, Mary T
Johnstone, M. P.
Ketteg, Mrs Anne
Keveney, Catherine
Lawson, Jane (mother of Jessie Gardiner)
Lee, Jane (Riverton?)
Lindsay, Barbara (Strathmore)
Manson, Mary
Matheson, Louisa Catherine
McAfee, Margaret
McDonald, Florrie
McLaren, B. S.
McNeil, Catherine
Morrison, Jane
Norman, Elizabeth
Pankhurst, Jessie (Riverton)
Parmenter, Isabella
Price. Elizabeth
Railton, Mary
Rogers, Emily
Shaw, Jane
Sinclair, Sarah (Eastern Bush)
Smith, Jessie
Swap, Alexandra
Thomson, Mary
Walker, A. (Charlotte Agnes?)
Wohlmann, Rebecca

As ever, we are interested to get photos of these women to continue remembering their good deeds. If you have a photo or a story of one of these women, please drop us a line.

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