Kate Sheppard National Memorial

Kate Sheppard National Memorial

Kate Sheppard National Memorial

The Kate Sheppard National Memorial is a large cast bronze depiction of women in New Zealand, flagged by two bronze plaques inscribed with the history of the Women’s Suffrage movement in New Zealand, mounted on a upright ornate concrete plinth. It was sculpted in 1993 by Margriet Windhausen. It was unveiled on 19 September 1993 and commemorates the centenary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand - the first self-governing country in the world to grant women the right to vote. The memorial features 6 suffragettes: Meri Te Tai Mangakahia, Helen Nicol, Kate Sheppard, Ada Wells, Harriet Morison and Amey Daldy.



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Originally uploaded to Christchurch City Libraries Flickr pages, and later to discoverywall.nz