Khartoum Place is a pedestrianised city square in the Auckland CBD, New Zealand. The square, protected by several mature trees, is located between Lorne Street and Kitchener Street, and provides a stairway connection between the two street levels. The stairway since 1993 is also a painted 2000-tile memorial and fountain dedicated to Auckland's and New Zealand women's suffrage movement, New Zealand in 1893 (100 years ago) having become the first country to provide full suffrage to women.
In 2006/2007, $2.2 million were spent on upgrading the lower part of the square, with Council intending to spend another $1 million in 2011 to complete the upgrade on the upper level.
The Auckland Art Gallery is located at the Kitchener Street end of the square, with other related exhibition and public space also arrayed around the square. Proponents of the Art Gallery were as of 2010 campaigning to have the Women's Suffrage Memorial removed, arguing that it blocks the view from Lorne Street to the upgraded Art Gallery entrance. In 2006, there had already been an attempt to remove the memorial from the site. Brian Rudman, in an editorial in The New Zealand Herald spoke out against the removal, lambasting the proposed "processional stairway":
- "They see the wide stairway as a giant vacuum cleaner, sucking up pedestrians as they wander along Lorne St and dumping them into the new palace of fine arts."
He also noted that - contrary to the 2006 attempt to have the Women's Suffrage Memorial removed, when the opponents (also connected to the Art Galley) argued that it had no artistic merit (and were opposed by a public outcry) - in 2010 they argued from an urban design perspective, and were citing such "precedents" as Haussmann's leveling of parts of Paris for its grand new avenues.
In 2011 the Auckland City Council voted to protect the Women's Suffrage Memorial in Khartoum Place in perpetuity.  The suffragists depicted in the memorial are (from left) Amey Daldy, Anne Ward, Lizzie Frost, Matilda Allsopp, Elisabeth Yates, Annie Jane Schnackenberg, Fanny Brown, and Ida Wells.
- Orsman, Bernard (17 February 2010). "Art lovers want suffrage memorial out of the way". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
- Rudman, Brian (19 February 2009). "Save memorial from arty meddlers". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
- "Public Art Khartoum Place". Auckland Council. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
- Khartoum Place upgrade (Auckland City Council upgrade plans - unconnected (as of 18 February 2010) to the proposal to remove the memorial)