Lighting up the Museum for Suffrage Day

WED 19 SEP - THURS 20 SEP, DUSK TO DAWN
LIGHTING UP THE MUSEUM

 

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.  On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.  As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

125 years ago on 19 September, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote.

We are celebrating this historic day by lighting the Auckland Museum in the historical colours adopted by women's suffrage petitioners: violet represented dignity and self-respect and the white camellia was worn by people supporting women's right to vote in New Zealand.