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Saturday, November 26, 2011

photostory friday: with thanks to kate sheppard

things about this photo to note:

i'm wearing mustard.  being a warm-toned girl - mustard looks good on me.
 i was also wearing a mustard skirt in this photo.  (you'll just have to take my word for it)

the sun is out and it's gorgeously warm

we're sitting on the deck of our local cafe (we, 5/6ths of our family)

we had (well, those 18 years and older) just voted

which seques very nicely into the historical information i'm about to impart to you.

here goes:

When the Governor of New Zealand, Lord Glasgow signed the Electoral Act into law on 19 SEPTEMBER 1893, New Zealand became the FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD to give women the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

Kate Sheppard was the leader and main figurehead of the suffragist movement in New Zealand.  
she was a source of inspiration to suffragists and campaigners for equality between the sexes, both in New Zealand and throughout the world

this is not a photo of Kate Sheppard.

it is however, a photo of my 20 year old, who voted for the first time today

thanks Kate

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1 comment:

mandyb said...

wahoooo on to find out who wins!!!
love you in yellow too
(ps missed you today too)