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Katherine Wilson Sheppard
(10 March 1847 – 13 July 1934) was the most prominent member of
movement, and is the country's most famous
. Because New Zealand was the first country to introduce
, Sheppard's work had a considerable impact on women's suffrage movements in other countries.
Sheppard's interest in women's suffrage went beyond practical considerations regarding temperance: her views were made well known, summed up with her statement:
All that separates, whether of race, class, creed, or sex, is inhuman, and must be overcome ”
Sheppard was a powerful speaker and a skilled organiser, and quickly built support for her cause.
In 1878, when Wiremu Hōterene Taipari married a woman of the
Ngāti Awa tribe of Whakatāne, Ngāti Awa carvers arrived at and built a meeting house at Pārāwai as a wedding gift for the couple. The house, named Hotunui in honour of an important Ngāti Maru ancestor, now stands in the Thames Auckland War Memorial Museum.
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