Books and Beyond: Suffrage Day's 125th anniversary



To celebrate Suffrage Day on 19 September, Renée Orr from Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections talks about a selection of historical material illustrating wāhine taking action in Aotearoa, from the suffrage petitions of the 1890s to the feminist magazine Broadsheet from the 1980s.

Listen to this Books and Beyond episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud and read on for links to the items and people discussed in the show.

Suffrage 125 and the petition

Amey Daldy's letter to Sir George Grey

Amey Daldy. Letter to Sir George Grey, 20 September 1893. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, GLNZ D1.1.

Ellen Melville's election poster

Electors of Grey Lynn. 1919. From: Ellen Melville. Election scrapbooks.
Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, NZMS 1569.

Auckland Women’s Health Centre poster

Women help - we’re broke! 1980s. 
From: Auckland Women’s Centre Records.Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, NZMS 999

Broadsheet magazine


Wāhine Take Action



Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.

Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

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