New Plymouth Suffrage Group

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In 1993, women throughout New Zealand celebrated the centennial of women's suffrage in New Zealand. Funded by the Government, Women's Suffrage, Whakatu Wahine 1893 - 1993 organised a network of groups in all regions who organised events and ran projects to recognise the achievements of women.
The New Plymouth Suffrage Group encouraged women in the greater New Plymouth area to organise their own events and acted as a liaison between the community and the Wellington based Women's Suffrage, Whakatu Wahine 1893 - 1993
The collection consists of an incompeted set of minutes, correspondence, flyers, newsletters, photographs etc relating to events held in Taranaki. Including material distributed by 'Women's Suffrage, Whakatu Wahine 1893 - 1993' and other regional groups illustrating events/happenings in New Zealand. Also flyers etc regarding merchantising Suffrage memorabelia.
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  Box 1


Launch of Kate Sheppard camellia, Manaia, June 18 1993

Mayoral Reception for Women (New Plymouth), July 1993

Mayoral Reception for Women (New Plymouth), July 1993

Planting of 3 Kate Sheppard camellias at Public Relations Office, Liardet Street, New Plymouth

Taranaki Business Woman of the Year 1993

Link Centre, New Plymouth (Dept Internal Affairs) Suffrage Launch

Waitara Rununga Days for Women over 80

Fantham's Peak Suffrage Climb

Women's Formation Flypast, May 1993

Kate Sheppard Camellia Launch June 18 1993

Suffrage Lunch, Hatherley Hall, St Mary's Church N.P. Sept 18 1993

Soroptomists International New Plymouth. Planting Kate Sheppard camellias in Brois Street Park, Sept 18 1993

Soroptimist International Waitara, Education Day, Owae Marae, Sept 25 1993

International Women October 1993

Reception in Wellington to mark end of Suffrage Year Nov 1993

Misc photos

Other items:

1993 Suffrage diary

'The Ladies are At It Again' Gore debates the Women's Franchise by Rosemarie Smith (Women's Studies, Victoria University)

Three examples of ribbons produced and worn by Taranaki women during the celebrations

Part of a block of suffrage note paper

Centennial Suffrage 'stickers'

Suffrage Song Book (songs and poems about women's franchise

'Camellia Quotes' Voices from debates on the Women's Franchise, Women's Studies, Victoria University 1993

  Box 2


1. Taranaki Region: Calendar of Events

2. Taranaki Region: Clippings

3. Taranaki Region: Correspondence

4. Taranaki Region: Events

5. Taranaki Region: Events: Kate Sheppard Camellia

6. Taranaki Region: Events: Monica Brewster Exhibition

7. Taranaki Region: Events: Stratford Race Day

8. Taranaki Region: Events: Health / Fitness

9. Taranaki Region: Events: TSB Bank Taranaki Business Woman of the Year 1993

10. Taranaki Region: Minutes of NP Group meetings

11. Taranaki Region: Minutes - other Taranaki Groups

12. Taranaki Region: Newsletters - New Plymouth Suffrage News

13. Taranaki Region: Newsletters - various

14. Taranaki Region: Research

15. National/Regional: Awards / Medals

16. National/Regional: Calendar of Events

17. National/Regional: Clippings

18. National/Regional: Grants

19. National/Regional: Information Packs (Women's Suffrage-Whakatu wahine)

20. National/Regional: Pamphlets/Flyers (national)

21. National/Regional: Pamphlets/Flyers (regional)

22. National/Regional: Merchantising

23. National/Regional: newsletters

24. Folder. Kate Sheppard camellia information. Including commemorative card, 1pp photos and information on the camellia, 2pp project description, 6pp handwritten list of places where the camellia had been planted and other memorials associated with the centennial.

  Solandar box

Poster. The Battle for the Bill.

Poster. A Brave New Song.

Poster. Centennial Celebration, 1993 Suffrage Centennial Year.

Poster. Kate Sheppard Camellia Symbol of Women's Franchise.

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