NCWNZ Ōtautahi Christchurch Branch Suffrage Celebration 2022

Nearly a hundred people gathered at the Kate Sheppard National Memorial on 19 September 2022 to celebrate Suffrage Day in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Pointing toward the women portrayed in the monument, the keynote speaker, Mayor Lianne Dalziel, urged everyone to honour the historic activists by getting out and voting at midterm elections. (See the Otago Daily Times video of the event here.)

Rosemary Du Plessis Christchurch Suffrage Day 2022
Rosemary Du Plessis, President of NCWNZ Ōtautahi Christchurch Branch, welcomes all and introduces keynote speaker, Hon Luanne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch.
Sarah Pallett, MP, and Hon Luanne Dalziel at Christchurch Suffrage Day 2022
Sarah Pallett, MP for Ilam (Keynote Speaker 2021) and Hon Luanne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch and Keynote Speaker 2022
Madison Dobie, an Associate in Dentons Kensington Swan’s Major Projects and Construction team - talking about the challenges of working as a young woman lawyer in the construction industry.
Helen Brown at Christchurch Suffrage Day 2022
Helen Brown (Ngāi Tahu), senior researcher in the Ngāi Tahu Archive at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, talking about Rhoda Flora Orbell, Ngai Tahu who signed the 1893 suffrage petition.
Asayal Almutairi - Youth leader Otautahi Muslim community
Clare Piper - Women in Urbanism Aotearoa
Helen Osbourne at Christchurch Suffrage Day 2022
Helen Osbourne - Property Lead for Kate Sheppard House, Heritage NZ
Rosemary Du Plessis and NCWNZ Christchurch Suffrage Day 2022
Rosemary Du Plessis - NCWNZ Ōtautahi Banner and the Kate Sheppard Suffrage Memorial

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