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Kate Sheppard

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Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard.jpg
Sheppard photographed in 1905
Born Catherine Wilson Malcolm
(1847-03-10)10 March 1847
Liverpool, England
Died 13 July 1934(1934-07-13) (aged 87)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Other names Katherine Wilson Malcolm
Known for Women's suffrage
Home town Liverpool
  • Walter Allen Sheppard (m. 1871; d. 1915)
  • William Lovell-Smith (m. 1925)
Children Douglas Sheppard (b. 1880)
Relatives Isabella May (sister)

Katherine "Kate" Wilson Sheppard (née Malcolm, 10 March 1847 – 13 July 1934)[a] was the most prominent member of the women's suffrage movement in New Zealand and the country's most famous suffragette. Born in Liverpool, England, she immigrated to New Zealand with her family in 1868, where she became an active member of various religious and social organisations, including the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). In 1887 she was appointed the WCTU's National Superintendent for Franchise and Legislation, a position through which she elevated the cause of suffrage in New Zealand.

Sheppard promoted suffrage by organising petitions and public meetings, by writing letters to the press, and by developing contacts with politicians. She was the editor of the White Ribbon, the first woman-operated newspaper in New Zealand. Through her skillful writing and persuasive public speaking, she successfully advocated for women's suffrage. Her pamphlets Ten Reasons Why the Women of New Zealand Should Vote and Should Women Vote? contributed to the cause. This work culminated in a petition with 30,000 signatures calling for women's suffrage to be presented to parliament, and the successful extension of the franchise to women in 1893. As a result, New Zealand became the first country to establish universal suffrage.

Sheppard was the first president of the National Council of Women of New Zealand, founded in 1896, and helped reform the organisation in 1918. In later life, she travelled to Britain and assisted the suffrage movement there. Failing health provoked a return to New Zealand, after which she continued to be involved in writing on women's rights, although she became less politically active. She died in 1934, leaving behind no living descendants.

Due to her role as the de facto leader of New Zealand's pioneering women's suffrage movement, Sheppard is widely regarded as one of New Zealand's most prominent figures. In 1991, Sheppard's likeness replaced that of Queen Elizabeth II on the front of the New Zealand ten-dollar note.[4]

Early life

Kate Sheppard was born Catherine Wilson Malcolm in Liverpool, England, to Scottish parents Jemima Crawford Souter and Andrew Wilson Malcolm. Her father, born in Scotland in 1819, was a lawyer and banker; he married Souter in the Inner Hebrides on 14 July 1842. Catherine was the second or third of five children.[1] She was named after her paternal grandmother,[3] but preferred to spell her name "Katherine" or to abbreviate it to "Kate". Details of the children's education are unknown, though Kate's later writings demonstrate an extensive knowledge of science and law, indicating a strong education. She was known for her broad knowledge and intellectual ability.[1] Her father's love of music ensured that the family had good musical training.[5]

The family often moved around Scotland, as their father was required to travel professionally in order to settle disputes. He died in 1862,[1] but left his widow with sufficient means to provide for the family.[6] After her father's death, Kate lived with her uncle, a minister of the Free Church of Scotland at Nairn;[7] he, more than anyone else, instilled in her the values of Christian socialism.[1] During this time, the rest of the family stayed with relatives in Dublin, where Kate later joined them.[6]

George Beath, the partner of Kate's sister Marie, emigrated to Melbourne in 1863, and later moved to Christchurch. After Marie joined him there, they were married in 1867, and their first child was born the following year. Marie's accounts of Christchurch motivated Jemima to move her family to New Zealand, as she was seeking better prospects for her sons' employment and wanted to see her granddaughter. They sailed on the Matoaka from Gravesend on 12 November 1868, arriving in Lyttelton Harbour on 8 February 1869.[8][9]

Trinity Congregational Church, where Sheppard worshipped

In Christchurch, most of the family, including Kate, joined the Trinity Congregational Church. The minister was Reverend William Habens, a graduate of the University of London who was also Classics Master at Christchurch High School at the time.[10][b] Kate became part of Christchurch's intellectual and social scenes, and spent time with Marie and George's growing family.[12]

Kate married Walter Allen Sheppard, a shopkeeper, at her mother's house on 21 July 1871. Walter had been elected to the Christchurch City Council in 1868, and may have impressed Kate with his knowledge of local matters. They lived on Madras Street, not far from her mother's home, and within walking distance of the city centre.[13] The Trinity Congregational Church raised funds for a new building from 1872 to 1874, and Kate was most likely involved in this. She formed a friendship with Alfred Saunders, a politician and prominent temperance activist who may have influenced her ideas on women's suffrage.[14] In 1877–78, Sheppard and her husband spent a year in England, then returned to Christchurch.[15] Their only child, Douglas, was born on 8 December 1880.[1]

Sheppard was an active member of various religious organisations. She taught Sunday school, and in 1884 was elected secretary of the newly formed Trinity Ladies' Association, a body established to visit with parishioners who did not regularly attend church services. The association also helped with fund-raising and did jobs for the church such as providing morning tea. Sheppard wrote reports on the work of the Association, tried to recruit new members, and worked to retain existing ones. The following year she joined the Riccarton Choral Society. Her solo in a May 1886 concert was praised in the Lyttelton Times.[16] She also served on the management committee of the YWCA.[17]

Women's suffrage movement

Sheppard and five other prominent New Zealand suffragettes are commemorated on the Kate Sheppard National Memorial, a bronze sculpture in Christchurch.

Kate Sheppard's activism and engagement with politics began after listening to or reading about a talk by Mary Leavitt from the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) of the United States.[18] In 1885 Leavitt toured New Zealand speaking not only about the problems caused by alcohol consumption, but also the need for women to have a "voice in public affairs".[19] She spent two weeks in Christchurch, starting with a public speech at the Theatre Royal on 10 May.[20] Journalists were impressed by the strength of public speaking displayed by a woman, something not witnessed often at that time in New Zealand.[21]

Sheppard became involved in establishing a Christchurch branch of the WCTU prior to the formation of a national organisation.[22][23] Her initial involvement was promoting petitions to Parliament to prevent women being employed as barmaids, and to outlaw the sale of alcohol to children. This marked the beginning of her collaborations with Alfred Saunders, who advised her on her negotiations with politicians and who wrote to the Premier, Sir Robert Stout, seeking to further her campaign. The petitions against barmaids (including some from other parts of the country) were rejected by the Petitions Committee of Parliament later in 1885[18] and Sheppard decided that as petitions could be ineffective, women's franchise was necessary.[24]

In 1879 universal male suffrage had been granted to all men over the age of 21 whether they owned property or not, however women were still excluded as electors.[25][c] A limited number of voting rights were extended to female voters in the 1870s. Female ratepayers were able to vote in local body elections in 1873, and in 1877 women "householders" were given the right to vote in and stand for education boards.[26][d]

The New Zealand Women's Christian Temperance Union was formed at a conference in Wellington in February 1886. Sheppard did not attend that conference, but at the second national convention in Christchurch a year later, she arrived ready to present a paper on women's suffrage, although there was no opportunity for her to do so. She was first appointed Superintendent for Relative Statistics, owing to her interest in economics.[27] In 1887—when local Franchise departments were established within the WCTU—she was appointed National Superintendent for the Franchise and Legislation.[1][28]

The Temperance Union believed that as much of the support for moderation came from women, with women's suffrage they could advance their aim to prohibit alcohol while impacting issues of child and family welfare.[29] Sheppard quickly became prominent in the area of women's suffrage, but her interest in the cause went beyond practical considerations regarding temperance. Her views were made well known with her statement that "all that separates, whether of race, class, creed, or sex, is inhuman, and must be overcome."[30] Sheppard proved to be a powerful speaker and a skilled organiser, and quickly built support for her cause.[1]

Sir Julius Vogel, Member of Parliament for Christchurch North and former Premier, introduced a Woman's Suffrage Bill to Parliament in 1887.

The WCTU sent a deputation to Member of Parliament and former Premier Sir Julius Vogel asking him to introduce a suffrage bill to parliament.[31] He did so in 1887, with the Female Suffrage Bill, and Sheppard campaigned for its support.[30] In its third reading, the part dealing with women's suffrage was defeated by one vote, and the bill was withdrawn.[32][33][34] During the general election campaign later that year Sheppard encouraged WCTU members to ask parliamentary candidates questions about suffrage, but few women did so.[35]

In 1888 Sheppard was President of the Christchurch branch of the WCTU, and presented a report to the national convention in Dunedin, where the convention decided that prohibition and women's suffrage would be the organisation's central aim. Sheppard made public speeches on suffrage in Dunedin, Oamaru, and Christchurch, and in doing so developed a confident speaking style. To reinforce her message, she gave audiences leaflets produced in Britain and the United States.[36] Sheppard then published her own single-sheet pamphlet titled Ten Reasons Why the Women of New Zealand Should Vote which displayed her "dry wit and logical approach".[7][37] A copy was sent to every member of the House of Representatives.[38]

The government introduced an Electoral Bill in 1888 that would continue to exclude women from suffrage, and Sheppard organised a petition requesting that the exclusion be removed. She wrote to, and later met with, Sir John Hall, a well-respected Canterbury member of the House of Representatives, and asked him to present the petition and support her cause. He did so, but no action resulted. Sheppard then produced a second pamphlet, Should Women Vote?, that presented statements on suffrage from notable people from New Zealand and overseas.[39] The Electoral Bill was delayed until 1890, and on 5 August 1890, Hall proposed a motion to the House "That in the opinion of the House, the right of voting for members of the House of Representatives should be extended to women." After vigorous debate, this was passed 37 votes to 11.[40][41] On 21 August, Hall moved an amendment to the Electoral Bill to give women suffrage, but it was defeated by seven votes.[42][43]

Illustrated comic of the Auckland Franchise League lining up outside the Premier's office. Published in The Observer in 1893.

Following the defeat of his amendment, Hall had suggested to Sheppard that a petition to parliament should be the next step. She drew up the wording for the petition, arranged for the forms to be printed, and campaigned hard for its support. During the 1890 election campaign, WCTU members attempted to ask all candidates about their position on women's suffrage.[44] The petition contained 10,085 signatures according to WCTU minutes, and Hall presented it to Parliament in 1891 as a new Electoral Bill went into committee.[45][46] The petition was supported in Parliament by Hall, Alfred Saunders, and the Premier at the time, John Ballance. Hall moved an amendment to the Electoral Bill to give women suffrage; it passed with a majority of 25 votes. An opponent of suffrage, Walter Carncross, then moved an amendment which would also allow women to stand for parliament; this seemed a logical extension of Hall's amendment but was actually calculated to cause the Bill's failure in New Zealand's upper house, the New Zealand Legislative Council. The Bill indeed failed in the Upper House by two votes.[47]

In 1890, Sheppard was one of the founders of the Christian Ethical Society, a discussion group for both men and women, not limited to the members of a single church.[48] In their first few meetings the topics included selfishness, conjugal relations, and dress reform. The Society gave Sheppard more confidence defending her ideas against people from diverse backgrounds.[49] During 1891, Sheppard began editing a page in the Prohibitionist on behalf of the WCTU. The Prohibitionist was a fortnightly temperance paper with a circulation around New Zealand of over 20,000. Sheppard used the pseudonym 'Penelope' in this paper.[50][51]

Sheppard promised that a second petition would be twice as large and worked through the summer to organise it; it received 20,274 women's signatures.[45] Using paid canvassers, the Liberal MP Henry Fish organised two counter petitions, one signed by men and the other by women; they received 5,000 signatures between them.[52] An Electoral Bill in 1892 included provision for women's suffrage and again it easily passed in the House of Representatives, but the Upper House requested that women's votes be postal rather than by ballot. As the two houses could not agree on this, the bill failed.[53]

The first page of the successful 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition.

A third petition for suffrage, still larger, was organised by Sheppard and presented in 1893. This time 31,872 women signed—the largest petition of any kind presented to Parliament at this point.[54][55] The Electoral Bill of 1893, enabling women's suffrage, successfully passed in the House of Representatives in August. Few MPs were willing to vote against it, fearing that women would vote against them in the general election later that year. Many therefore chose to be absent from the house during votes. Henry Fish attempted to delay the proposed statute by calling for a national referendum,[56] but the Bill progressed to the Legislative Council. After several attempts to stymie passage failed, the legislation passed 20 votes to 18 on 8 September.[57] The Bill now needed the Governor's signature, and although Governor David Boyle did not support women's suffrage and was slow to sign, he eventually did so on 19 September, which granted women full voting rights.[58] Sheppard was widely acknowledged as the leader of the women's suffrage movement.[1][59]

1893 general election and further women's advocacy

Sheppard had no time to rest, however, as the 1893 election was only ten weeks away, and the newspapers were spreading rumours that an early election might be called to reduce the number of women enrolled. Along with the Temperance Union, she was highly active in encouraging women to register as voters.[60] One of her largest detractors was the liquor industry, which feared for its continued business.[59] Despite the short notice, 88 percent of women had enrolled to vote by election date,[61] and nearly 70 percent ended up casting a vote.[62] Although women had gained the vote they were not eligible to stand in parliamentary elections until 1919, and it wasn't until 1933 that the first woman was elected to parliament.[63]

In around 1892 Sheppard had started bicycling around Christchurch—one of the first women in the city to do so.[64] She joined the Atalanta Ladies' Cycling Club which existed from 1892 to 1897,[26][65] and was a founding committee member. The club was the first women's cycling club in New Zealand or Australia, and attracted controversy due to some of its members advocating "rational dress"—such as knickerbockers rather than skirts for female cyclists.[66]

In December 1893, Sheppard was elected President of the Christchurch branch of the WCTU.[67] She chaired the first two meetings in 1894, before travelling to England with her husband and son. She was in great demand in England as a speaker to women's groups about the struggle for women's suffrage in New Zealand.[68] In mid-1895, the WCTU launched a monthly journal, The White Ribbon, with Sheppard as the editor contributing to it from overseas.[69][70] While in England Sheppard had health problems, requiring an operation, possibly a hysterectomy.[71] The family returned to New Zealand at the beginning of 1896.[72] Later that year, Sheppard was reappointed editor of The White Ribbon.[73]

Canterbury Women's Institute and the National Council of Women

National Council of Women, Christchurch, 1896

The Canterbury Women's Institute was formed in September 1892, with Sheppard playing a leading role and taking charge of the economics department. The institute was open to both men and women and worked to reduce inequalities between them. Sheppard believed that enfranchisement was the first step towards achieving other reforms, such as reforming unfair laws on marriage, parenthood, and property, and towards eliminating the uneven treatment of the sexes in morality.[74]

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was established in April 1896 by the Canterbury Women's Institute and ten other women's groups from throughout New Zealand,[75][76] and Sheppard was elected president at its founding convention.[77] The Council promoted the right of women to stand for Parliament, equal pay and equal opportunities for women, the removal of legal disabilities affecting women, and economic independence for married women.[78]

Sheppard's election as president, instead of fellow feminist Lady Anna Stout, had caused a rift in the organisation.[75] This, along with other disagreements such as whether the Council should support New Zealand's involvement in the Second Boer War, contributed to the organisation going into recess in 1906.[75][76]

Later life

Kate Sheppard, c. 1914

As editor of the White Ribbon and president of the National Council of Women, Sheppard promoted many ideas related to improving the situation and status of women. In particular, she was concerned about establishing legal and economic independence of women from men.[79] She was not only occupied with advancing women's rights, but also found time to promote political reforms such as proportional representation, binding referendums, and a Cabinet elected directly by Parliament.[1][80]

By 1902, Sheppard's marriage appears to have been under strain, and possibly had been for several years.[81] Her husband sold their house and moved to England with their son, who wished to study in London. Sheppard bought new furnishings and appeared to be planning for a permanent residence.[82] However, suffering from stress, in 1903 she stepped down from her positions at the National Council of Women. She sold her newly acquired furnishings, and moved to England without any fixed date to return.[83] On the way she briefly stopped in Canada and the United States where she met the American suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt.[1] In London, she was active in promoting women's suffrage there, but her health deteriorated further, forcing her to stop this work.[84]

In November 1904, Sheppard returned to New Zealand with her husband, but he went back to England in March the following year.[85] Sheppard moved into the house of her old friend William Sidney Lovell-Smith.[86] She remained relatively inactive in political circles, and stopped giving speeches, but continued to write.[1] She prepared a display on the history of women's suffrage for the 1906 Exhibition in Christchurch,[87] and wrote the pamphlet Woman Suffrage in New Zealand for the International Women's Suffrage Alliance in 1907. The following year she travelled to England for her son's wedding, visiting the headquarters of the WCTU in Chicago on the way, and meeting with suffrage groups after arriving in Britain.[88] In 1912–13, she travelled with Lovell-Smith and his wife Jennie through India and Europe.[89] While she did not recover her former energy, her health had stopped declining, and she continued to influence the New Zealand women's movement to a great extent, including being the first to sign a petition to the Prime Minister Sir Joseph Ward in 1916, asking him to urge the British government to enfranchise women[90], and with a group of other prominent suffragettes revitalising the National Council of Women in 1918. Sheppard was elected president of the National Council that year before stepping down in 1919.[76][90]

In 1925, Sheppard married Lovell-Smith,[91] her first husband having died in 1915 in England,[92] and Lovell-Smith's wife having died in 1924.[93] Lovell-Smith died only four years later,[94] and Sheppard herself died in Christchurch on 13 July 1934. As her son had died in 1910, and her only grandchild in 1930,[95] Sheppard left no descendants.[1] She was buried at Addington Cemetery, Christchurch, in a family grave.[96]


Bust of Kate Sheppard presented to Parliament in 1973 by the WCTU
Sheppard's grave at Addington Cemetery, Christchurch

Sheppard is considered to be an important figure in New Zealand's history.[7] Since 1992 her profile has featured on the New Zealand ten-dollar note.[97][98] A 2005 television show New Zealand's Top 100 History Makers ranked Sheppard as the second most influential New Zealander of all time.[99] Similarly, the New Zealand Herald selected Sheppard as one of their ten greatest New Zealanders in 2013.[100]

In 1972 Patricia Grimshaw's book, Women's Suffrage in New Zealand, identified Kate Sheppard as the leading figure of the suffrage movement. This was the first acclaimed book to do so and its publication marked a growth in recognition of Kate Sheppard's life and activism.[101]

In 1993, the centenary of women's suffrage in New Zealand, a group of Christchurch women established two memorials to Sheppard: the Kate Sheppard National Memorial, on the banks of the Avon River, and the Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust Award, an annual award to women in research.[102]

The Fendalton house at 83 Clyde Road, where the Sheppards lived from 1888 to 1902 and now known as the Kate Sheppard House, is registered by Heritage New Zealand as a Category I heritage building, in view of the many events relevant to women's suffrage which happened there.[103]

The play O Temperance, about Sheppard and the temperance movement, was written by New Zealand playwright Mervyn Thompson. It was first performed in 1972 at the Christchurch Court Theatre.[104] In 2016 and 2017 the production That Bloody Woman which re-imagined Kate Sheppard's life as a punk rock musical toured New Zealand.[105][106]

Kate Sheppard Place, located within Wellington's parliament precinct, is named in her honour; it is a short one-way street running from Molesworth Street opposite Parliament House to the intersection of Mulgrave Street and Thorndon Quay. A Kate Sheppard Avenue also exists in the Auckland suburb of Northcross. In 2014, eight intersections near Parliament in Wellington were fitted with green pedestrian lights depicting Kate Sheppard.[107]

Several New Zealand schools have houses named after Sheppard.[e] In 2014, students at Whangarei Girls' High School asked the school to re-name a house named after Richard Seddon, a known opponent of women's suffrage, to Sheppard House to better reflect the values of the school.[111]


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See also


  1. ^ Sources such as the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography[1] give a birth year of 1847; others such as the Encyclopaedia of New Zealand (1966) give a birth year of 1848.[2] 1848 was recorded as her birth year on Sheppard's gravestone, and when she married for the second time.[3]
  2. ^ Christchurch High School, originally Christchurch Academy, later became Christchurch West High School and is now Hagley Community College.[11]
  3. ^ All Māori men had been able to elect members of Māori electorates since 1867.[25]
  4. ^ "Rates" are a tax on land levied by local councils.
  5. ^ A number of schools in the Canterbury region alone have houses named in her honour: for example a Sheppard House exists at Cashmere High School,[108] Christchurch Girls' High School,[109], Christchurch South Intermediate School and Rangiora High School.[110]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Malcolm 2013.
  2. ^ Roth 1966.
  3. ^ a b Devaliant 1992, p. 5.
  4. ^ Stock, Rob (2 July 2017). "Bucking the system: How 50 years of decimal currency shows the emergence of an independent nation". Stuff. Retrieved 2018-02-13. The Queen was replaced by Kate Sheppard on ten dollar banknotes in 1991. 
  5. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 5–6.
  6. ^ a b Devaliant 1992, p. 6.
  7. ^ a b c Fleischer 2014, pp. 151–154.
  8. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 6–7.
  9. ^ "Shipping".
  10. ^ McKenzie.
  11. ^ Amodeo 2006.
  12. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 8–9.
  13. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 9–10.
  14. ^ McGibbon.
  15. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 11–12.
  16. ^ "Riccarton Choral Society".
  17. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 13–16.
  18. ^ a b Devaliant 1992, p. 19.
  19. ^ Grimshaw 1987, pp. 27–28.
  20. ^ "Gospel Temperance Union".
  21. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 18–19.
  22. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 20.
  23. ^ "Mrs Leavitt at Durham Street Weslayan Church".
  24. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 22.
  25. ^ a b Universal male suffrage.
  26. ^ a b Kate Sheppard, 1847–1934.
  27. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 21.
  28. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 23–24.
  29. ^ King 2003, p. 265.
  30. ^ a b Lusted 2009.
  31. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 24.
  32. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 25–27.
  33. ^ Grimshaw 1987, pp. 42–43.
  34. ^ "The Women's Franchise".
  35. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 30.
  36. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 30–31.
  37. ^ Ten Reasons Why the Women of New Zealand Should Vote.
  38. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 32.
  39. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 32–34.
  40. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 44–46.
  41. ^ Grimshaw 1987, pp. 43–44.
  42. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 48.
  43. ^ Grimshaw 1987, p. 44.
  44. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 48–50.
  45. ^ a b Grimshaw 1987, p. 49.
  46. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 62, 68.
  47. ^ Grimshaw 1987, pp. 67–69.
  48. ^ "Christian Ethical Society".
  49. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 42–43.
  50. ^ Grimshaw 1987, p. 53.
  51. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 58–59.
  52. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 77–78, 81.
  53. ^ Grimshaw 1987, pp. 70–71.
  54. ^ Brewerton 2017.
  55. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 105–110.
  56. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 104, 110–111.
  57. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 111–113.
  58. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 113–118.
  59. ^ a b Adas 2010, pp. 91–92.
  60. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 119.
  61. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 125.
  62. ^ Grimshaw 1987, p. 103.
  63. ^ Sulkunen 2015.
  64. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 86–87.
  65. ^ The Atalanta Ladies' Cycling Club.
  66. ^ Simpson 1993.
  67. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 131.
  68. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 132–141.
  69. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 140.
  70. ^ Turbott 2013, p. 20.
  71. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 140–142.
  72. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 142–143.
  73. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 147.
  74. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 101–103.
  75. ^ a b c Cook.
  76. ^ a b c The National Council of Women.
  77. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 147–149.
  78. ^ Grimshaw 1987, pp. 112–113.
  79. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 152–157.
  80. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 165.
  81. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 130.
  82. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 174.
  83. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 175–177.
  84. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 177–181.
  85. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 182, 187.
  86. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 185–187.
  87. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 188.
  88. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 193–197.
  89. ^ Devaliant 1992, pp. 201–202.
  90. ^ a b Devaliant 1992, pp. 207–212.
  91. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 216.
  92. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 206.
  93. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 215.
  94. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 219.
  95. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 1.
  96. ^ Devaliant 1992, p. 218.
  97. ^ The History of Bank Notes in New Zealand.
  98. ^ "A history of NZ money". Newshub. 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2018-02-03. 
  99. ^ Top 100 New Zealand History Makers.
  100. ^ "Our greatest New Zealanders".
  101. ^ Dalziel 1973.
  102. ^ "Scholarship detail".
  103. ^ Kate Sheppard House.
  104. ^ Thompson 1974.
  105. ^ Choe 2016.
  106. ^ MacAndrew 2017.
  107. ^ Maoate-Cox 2014.
  108. ^ House Competitions (Cashmere High School).
  109. ^ Houses (Christchurch Girl's High School).
  110. ^ Houses (Rangiora High School).
  111. ^ "Sheppard House | News | Whangarei Girls' High School". Retrieved 3 February 2018. 


Books and journals

  • Adas, Michael (2010). Essays on Twentieth-Century History. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple University Press. ISBN 9781439902714. 
  • Amodeo, Colin (2006). West! 1858–1966 : a social history of Christchurch West High School and its predecessors. ISBN 9780473116347. 
  • Dalziel, Raewyn (1973). "Reviews: Women's Suffrage in New Zealand" (PDF). New Zealand Journal of History. 7: 201–202. 
  • Devaliant, Judith (1992). Kate Sheppard: The Fight for Women's Votes in New Zealand. Penguin Books. ISBN 9780140176148. 
  • Fleischer, Jeff (2014). Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries from Joan of Arc to Malcolm X. San Francisco, California: Zest Books. pp. 151–154. ISBN 9781936976744. 
  • Grimshaw, Patricia (1987). Women's Suffrage in New Zealand. Auckland University Press. ISBN 9781869400262. 
  • King, Michael (2003). The Penguin History of New Zealand. Penguin Books. ISBN 9780143018674. 
  • Lusted, Marcia Amidon (March 2009). "International Suffrage". Cobblestone. 30 (3): 40. ISSN 0199-5197. Retrieved 24 June 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  • Simpson, Clare (1993). "Atalanta Cycling Club". In Else, Anne. Women Together : A History of Women's Organisations in New Zealand : Ngā Ropū Wāhine o te Motu. Wellington Historical Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. pp. 418–419. 
  • Sulkunen, Irma (2015). "An International Comparison of Women's Suffrage: The Cases of Finland and New Zealand in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century". Journal of Women's History. 27: 88–107. doi:10.1353/jowh.2015.0040 – via Project Muse. 
  • Thompson, Mervyn (1974). O! Temperance!. Christchurch Theatre Trust. Retrieved 2 February 2018. 


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