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                                 FIRST WOMENS VOTE, 1893 ---WAIHEKE      

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New Zealand women gained recognition of the right to vote on 19 September 1893, and exercised that right for the first time in the Parliamentary elections held on 28 November of the same year.

It was the first national election held anywhere under female suffrage. Below are the Waiheke Island women who participated in this historic election.

 

Surname

Given names

Location

Occupation

Electorate

Number

ASHWIN

Elizabeth

 

household duties

Franklin

86                               

ASHWIN

Mary Margaret

 

"

"

89                        

BECKEND

Dora Helen

 

"

"

192                                 

BECKEND

Margaret Elizabeth

 

"

"

191                                         

BENNETT

Elizabeth

 

"

"

S1-3318                            

CAREY

Elizabeth

 

"

"

464                                     

CAREY

Marjory

 

"

"

465                                    

CROLL

Mary

Arran Bay

"

"

684                         

DAY

Mary Ann

 

"

"

744                     

FRASER

Alexandrina

 

"

"

S1-3493                            

FRASER

Jessie

 

"

"

S1-3494                                      

FRASER

Lena

 

"

"

S1-3495                                      

FRASER

Mary

 

"

"

S1-3496                         

GARVEY

Ann

 

"

"

1027                               

GORDON

Jane

 

"

"

1158                             

GRAY

Eliezer Birch

(f/hold 460acres Te Hurehure Block)

farmer

"

1189                                           

JONES

Effie

 

household duties

"

1547                            

McLEOD

Mary

 

"

"

2183                       

PEGLER

Mary Ann

 

"

"

2338                     

POWLEY

Frances Elizabeth

 

"

"

S1-4427                  

ROWBOTTOM

Isabella Lucy

Cowes

"

"

2575                           

ROWBOTTOM

Mary

Arran Bay

"

"

2576                                     

TRACE

Isabella

 

domestic duties

"

S1-3889