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Suffrage Talk | Helen Osborne

January 28 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

To celebrate our current exhibition Suffrage in Stitches, join us on 28 January for a fascinating talk about Kate Sheppard and the suffrage movement.

Helen Osborne will be visiting us from Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House in Ōtautahi Christchurch, the family home of Kate Sheppard between 1888 and 1902 and the headquarters of the New Zealand Suffrage Campaign. This site, now owned by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, was where the pioneering suffragist and her fellow campaigners organised their movement to secure the vote for women. Helen will give an illustrated talk about Kate Sheppard’s personal life and how she became entwined in the temperance and suffrage movement.

Since 2020, Helen has cared for and managed Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House, which is open as a house museum and garden for visitors to learn about suffrage and the life story and work of Kate Sheppard.


January 28
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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