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Marlborough Women and the Petition
On 19 September 1893, after submitting a petition[https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/womens-suffrage/petition] with nearly 32,000 signatures, New Zealand became the first self-governing country to grant women the vote. In most other democracies – including...Read more about "Marlborough Women and the Petition"...
Selina Terrill, signatory
Panama House Blenheim Panama House Blenheim. Image supplied by author Selina Terrill (1857 - 1934), neé Holtham was 36 when she signed the petition. Selina was born in Cheltenham, England,...Read more about "Selina Terrill, signatory"...
Georgina Penny, signatory
Georgina Penny (nee Blaymires), was born in 1868, the second daughter of Robert, a Picton settler, and Kate (nee Murray) Blaymires. Her grandparents were assisted immigrants who arrived in...Read more about "Georgina Penny, signatory"...
Fulton Sisters, signatories
The Fulton family owned land, which they named Bohally, on the northern side on Blenheim. fulton The Fulton sisters. Image supplied by author The land was swamp, covered with flax,...Read more about "Fulton Sisters, signatories"...
Rosina Buckman, opera singer
Rosina Buckman, 1881-1948, was born in Blenheim, New Zealand, on 16 March 1881, the second child of Henrietta Matilda Chuck, a skilled singer and organist, and her carpenter husband,...Read more about "Rosina Buckman, singer"...
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