Women's Suffrage in New Zealand


First published in 1972, Patricia Grimshaw's account of the New Zealand suffrage movement remains the definitive study of New Zealand's radical role as the first country in the world to give women the vote. In clear, lively prose, this revised edition tells the fascinating story of the courage and determination early New Zealand feminists demonstrated, focusing particularly on the remarkable leadership of Kate Sheppard, whose ideas remain relevant today.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Auckland, N.Z.
Publication year:
  • 1987