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Cambridge Women on 1893 Electoral Roll

New Zealand was the first self-governing country in history to give women the vote.

This was achieved only after a determined campaign which brought together women from all walks of life around the country in support of their rights.

Despite limited communication and the transportation difficulties of the 19th century, women organised a careful strategy of political action throughout the country.

Their tactics included petitions, public meetings, new organisations, deputations to Parliament, resolutions to Members of Parliament, letters to newspapers and publications of pamphlets.

The Women’s Christian Temperance Union saw this vote as a way for women to gain the power to protect their families from the evils of drink.

In 1893, 85% of women registered to vote and 65% of New Zealand women actually voted. In Cambridge there were 225 women registered on the Electoral Roll.

 

Cambridge Women Who Registered for the Vote in 1893

D.D. – Domestic Duties
H.D. – House Duties

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Florence Mary ALLWILL D.D.
Maud Elizabeth ARCHER Music Teacher
Rachel ARMER D.D.
Margaret ARNOLD D.D.
Bridget ATTY D.D.
Isabella AYLWARD D.D.
 

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Letitia Hilda BACH D.D.
Henrietta BADHAM D.D.
Ellen BEER D.D.
Mary BEHERSING D.D.
Matilda Adelaide BELL D.D.
Ann BIRD D.D.
Sarah BOND D.D.
Eliza Ann BOOTH D.D.
Jessie Robb BOOTH D.D.
Louisa BOWLEY D.D.
Sarah Jane BOYCE D.D.
Sophia BOYD D.D.
Jane Disney BRAITHWAITE D.D.
Annie BREEN D.D.
Jane Elizabeth BRENNAN D.D.
Eliza BRINDLE D.D.
Maria BROOKS D.D.
Elizabeth BROWN D.D.
Henrietta BROWNE H.D.
Julia BROWNE D.D.
Margaret BROWNE D.D.
Catherine BRUCE H.D.
Maria BRUNSKILL D.D.
Annie Elizabeth BUTLER D.D.
Laurie Annie BUTLER D.D.
Margaret BUTLER D.D.
 

 

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Barbara CAMPBELL D.D.
Grace Flora CAMPBELL Hospital Nurse
Jessie CAMPBELL Artist
Sarah CARE D.D.
Blanche Eleanor CARNACHAN Teacher
Elizabeth CARNACHAN Nurse
Jeannie CARNACHAN Housekeeper
Elizabeth Victoria CLARK D.D.
Eliza CLEARY D.D.
Kate CLEARY D.D.
Hannah Elizabeth CLIFFEN D.D.
Julia COLLINS Nurse
Ann COWLING D.D.
Mary Ellen COWLING D.D.
Barbara CRAIG D.D.
Mary CRICKETT D.D.
Harriett CROUCH D.D.
Rose Holliday CROUCH D.D.
Anne Mary CUSHNEY D.D.
Kate CUSSENS D.D.
 

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Eliza Janes DAVIES H.D.
Clara Alice DAY D.D.
Marion DAY D.D.
Louisa DENTON D.D.
Agnes Sibthorpe DICKINSON D.D.
Emma Harriette DIXON D.D.
Mary DONOVAN D.D.
Margaret Mary DOUGHERTY D.D.
Ellen Maud DOUGLAS D.D.
Emily Charlotte DWYER D.D.
Margaret DWYER D.D.
Emily Charlotte DYER D.D.
Jessie DYKES Shop Assistant
 

 

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Alice Heaton EVANS D.D.
Matilda Annie EVANS D.D.
Rachel EVANS D.D.
Edith Marion EWEN D.D.
Magaret Annie Cecil EWEN D.D.
Maria B EWEN D.D.
Mary Eliza EWEN D.D.
 

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Agnes FERGUSON D.D.
Isabella FERGUSON D.D.
Margaret Hugh FERGUSON D.D.
Ellen FOGARTY Dressmaker
Eleanor Mary FORREST D.D.
Emma FORREST Dressmaker
Sarah FORREST D.D.
Ellen FRANCIS D.D.
 

 

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Jennie GEMMELL D.D.
Elizabeth GERRISH D.D.
Josephine GIFFNEY Domestic Help
Ellen Vincent GOODWIN D.D.
Jane GRIFFITHS Cook
Annie GWYNNETH Housekeeper
 

 

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Elizabeth HALL H.D.
Mary Ann HALL D.D.
Elizabeth HALLY H.D.
Jane HALLY H.D.
Helen Mary HALLY H.D.
Adelaide Susan HANLIN D.D.
Ann HANNON D.D.
Christina HARTLEY D.D.
Sarah HEASLIP D.D.
Eliza HEATH D.D.
Janet HERIONS Needlewoman
Kate HESTER D.D.
Catherine HICKEY D.D.
Emily Constance HILL H.D.
Hannah Chaille HILL H.D.
Emilie Charlotte HOWARD D.D.
Louise Marianne HOWARD Milliner
Deborah HUNT D.D.
Mary De Vere HUNT H.D.
 

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Mary Ann JACKSON Salvation Army
 

 

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Mary Hannah KARL D.D.
Anna KERR D.D.
Mary KERR D.D.
Annie KINCAID D.D.
Jessie KIRKWOOD D.D.
Alice KITE H.D.
Martha Matilda KOHLEIS D.D.
 

 

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Jane Kirkland LAKE D.D.
Grace LAMBE D.D.
Elizabeth LODDER H.D.
 

 

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Eliza Sophia MACKY D.D.
Emma MACKY D.D.
Martha MADIGAN D.D.
Elizabeth MAIN D.D.
Kate MAIN Housekeeper
Mary MAIN D.D.
Jemima MANN H.D.
Jane MARSHALL Dressmaker
Elizabeth MARTYN Farmer
Sarah MASTER Dressmaker
Elizabeth MAXWELL D.D.
Eliza MEDHURST D.D.
Mary MEDHURST Nurse
Mary Rebecca MERRICK D.D.
Eliza Jane MILLAR D.D.
Ellen MOORE Domestic Servant
Ann MORSE D.D.
Elizabeth MULLINS D.D.
Elizabeth MUNRO D.D.
Mary Theresa MURPHY D.D.
 

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Eliza McCOMISH D.D.
Jane Eliza McCREA D.D.
Wilhemina McCREA D.D.
Sarah McCULLAGH D.D.
Jane Eliza McDERMOTT H.D.
Ellen McFARLANE D.D.
Annie McMILLAN D.D.
Caroline McMILLAN D.D.
Margaret McVEAGH (Snr) Dressmaker
Margaret McVEAGH (Jnr) Dressmaker
Mary McVEAGH Dressmaker
 

 

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Elizabeth NEAL D.D.
Mary Anne NIXON H.D.
 

 

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Georgina Disney O’HALLORAN D.D.
Carolyn O’TOOLE D.D.
 

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Emma PASCOE D.D.
Margaret PATON D.D.
Annie PEIRCE D.D.
Emma PEIRCE D.D.
Sarah PEPPERCORN H.D.
Mary Ann PICKERING D.D.
Mary PILLING H.D.
Amelia Elizabeth POPPLE D.D.
Catherine Elizabeth PRIESTLEY D.D.
Mary Helen PRIESTLEY D.D.
 

 

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Louisa REDGRAVE D.D.
Alicia RICHARDS Governess
Annie RICHARDS Barmaid
Alice RILEY Tailoress
Annie RILEY D.D.
Margaret RILEY D.D.
Lucy ROBERTS D.D.
Annie ROBERTSON D.D.
Cecilia Helen ROBERTSON D.D.
Julia Mary ROWE D.D.
Helen RUSSELL Settler
Helen RUSSELL (Jnr) D.D.
 

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Emma Kate SANDERS H.D.
Catherine Elizabeth SARGENT H.D.
Edith SEDDON D.D.
Sarah SELBY H.D.
Catherine SELBY H.D.
Sarah E SEMMENS H.D.
Jessie SEYMOUR D.D.
Eliza Matilda SHARP D.D.
Alice SIMM Grocer
Sarah SIMMONDS D.D.
Jane F SINCLAIR Teacher
Margaret SMITH H.D.
Sarah Honeywood S.P. SOUTER D.D.
Hannah Maria SPONG H.D.
Maria STAFFORD Laundress
Mary Ann STUART H.D.
 

 

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Miranda Sarah TAYLOR H.D.
Arabella THOMAS Housekeeper
Amelia THOMAS D.D.
Katerina M THOMSON Nurse
Gertrude THORNTON D.D.
Sophia THORNTON D.D.
Jane THORPE D.D.
Ellen TICKLEPENNY H.D.
Johanna TOOMEY Waitress
Isabella Anna TURNER D.D.
 

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Elizabeth Clark WATT D.D.
Ann WATTAM D.D.
Mary Ann WATTAM D.D.
Sybil Margaret WATTS Housekeeper
Martha WAYMAN D.D.
Eliza WEBBER D.D.
Jane WELLS D.D.
Mary Ellen WESTBY D.D.
Anna Jane WILKINSON D.D.
Mary Agnes WILLIS H.D.
Ellen WILLSON Music Teacher
Louisa Ada WILSON H.H.
Sophia WILSON H.H.
 

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Sarah Jane YATES D.D.
Emma Caroline YOUNG D.D.
Hannah YOUNG D.D.
Jane YOUNG D.D.
Jessie YOUNG Domestic Servant
Margaret Runciman YOUNG Domestic Servant
Martha Matilda YOUNG Dressmaker
Rebecca Craig YOUNG D.D.

D.D. – Domestic Duties
H.D. – House Duties

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