Kate Sheppard

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Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard is recognised as the leader of the fight to win the right for New Zealand women to vote. She and other pioneering women campaigned so effectively that in 1893 New Zealand became the first self-governing nation in the world to grant the vote to all women over 21. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Society/People/S/Sheppard-Kate/

Kate was also involved in the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, founded the National Council of Women, established the first women owned newspaper in the country and was a pioneering cyclist. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1090714/Kate-Sheppard

 (born March 10?, 1847, Liverpool, Eng.—died July 13, 1934, Christchurch, N.Z.), English-born activist, who was a leader in the woman suffrage movement in New Zealand. She was instrumental in making New Zealand the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote (1893). Raised and educated in Scotland, she moved to New Zealand in the late 1860s, and in 1871 she married Walter Allen Sheppard, a storekeeper. An early feminist, she believed that women should participate fully in all aspects of society, including politics. Among the causes she first adopted was dress ... (100 of 301 words) http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1090714/Kate-Sheppard

She was persistent, confident, determined, capable, organised, kind, caring ect. Everything a good leader is. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_leadership_qualities_did_Kate_Sheppard_have#ixzz1VteDQTkh

Katherine Wilson Sheppard (10 March 1847 - 13 July 1934) was the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, and is the country's most famous suffragette. Because New Zealand was the first country to extend women the vote, Sheppard's work had a considerable impact on women's suffrage movements in other countries. http://nz.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110701155222AAiUhBo

Papers past

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