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The Fight to Vote

The fight to vote cover image.
School journal level 4 May 2017 cover image.

by Susan Paris

"It's hard to imagine a world where women can't vote. Yet up until 1893, this was the reality. Not one country allowed women to have a say in their national government. In some parts of the world, it would stay that way for a long time. New Zealand was different. On 28 November 1893, women went to the polling booth for the first time. It was a famous victory – a radical change – but it didn't come without a fight."

Series: School Journal Level 4 May 2017

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: civil rights, democracy, elections, Kate Sheppard, New Zealand history, parliament, participating and contributing, petitions, Richard Seddon, suffrage, suffragettes, temperance, voting, Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), women’s rights

In: School Journal Level 4 May 2017

Publication date: May 2017

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