‘Ambitious Gisborne Women’ – Gisborne signatories to the 1892 Suffrage Petition

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Gisborne Suffragist Margaret Home Sievwright (1844-1905) Collection of  Tairāwhiti Museum

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.  Tairāwhiti Museum is working toward an exhibition, to open on 9 November 2018, which will remember the contribution of Tairāwhiti women to the Suffrage movement.

Only four Gisborne women are represented in the 1893 petition presented to Parliament on 11 August 1893. This is because the petitions for some smaller regions in NZ were not attached to the main petition and have not survived.  Fortunately, the 1892 petition survives and it contains the signatures of 221 women from Gisborne and the wider district.

As part of our research for the upcoming exhibition we are interested in hearing from descendants of the women who signed the 1892 petition. If you recognise a name on this list please get in touch with Jean Johnston (exhibition researcher) or Eloise Wallace (Museum Director) at the museum on 06 8673832 or eloisewallace@tairawhitimuseum.org.nz.  We are particularly interested in locating photographs, documents, objects or any other information which will help us tell the stories of the women who signed.

Gisborne signatories on the 1892 Petition

This is a transcription and it is possible there may be spelling errors, if you think a name may have been transcribed on to this list incorrectly please let us know.

You can access the full petitions for 1893 and 1892 here: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/womens-suffrage/about-the-petition

691 387 GISBORNE ?CLINE KATE M
691 387 GISBORNE ?CLIVE KATE M
690 387 GISBORNE ADAIR IRINA
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE ASTON KATE
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE ATKINSON MARY J
690 387 GISBORNE BARNARD CAROLINE
690 387 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO BEERE G E
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE BROWN MARY ALICE
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE CHINNERY-BROWN ALICE M
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE CLARKE MARGARET
690 387 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO MRS DOOLING E
690 387 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO FRANCIS M
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE GANNON KATE
691 387 GISBORNE MAKAURI GRIFFIN MARY
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE HARDING ALICE
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE HARDING C A
691 387 GISBORNE MAKAURI HARPER AMY
690 387 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO HENDERSON E
690 387 GISBORNE JORDAN CLARE
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE MACKRELL MARTHA
690 387 GISBORNE MARTIN ANNIE G
691 387 GISBORNE MAKAURI MCCLISKIE JANE
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE MCLEOD ALICE
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE MCLERNON M J
690 387 GISBORNE MICHELL ROSA
690 387 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO MOORE JESSIE
691 387 GISBORNE MAKAURI MURTAGH ALICE
690 387 GISBORNE NEWMAN MAUD
691 387 GISBORNE MAKAURI OXENHAM EMILY
691 387 GISBORNE PALMER ELIZABETH B
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE PERYER FLORENCE
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE REYNOLDS M
691 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE ROBB ADA M
691 387 GISBORNE ROSIE DOROTHEA
691 387 GISBORNE ROSIE JESSIE
690 387 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO SANDLANT E
690 387 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO SANDLANT E
690 387 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO SIEVWRIGHT MARGARET N
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE SING E A W
691 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE SMALE L
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE SOMERVELL MARY M
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE STUCKEY ANN
690 387 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO TAYLOR ELLEN
691 387 GISBORNE THOMPSON APHRA A
690 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE WASH MAY
691 387 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE WILSON KATE JANE
692 388 GISBORNE ADEANE E J
692 388 GISBORNE MRS CHAPMAN M
692 388 GISBORNE MRS COOPER A J
692 388 GISBORNE GIBSON A A
692 388 GISBORNE KENNY ABBEY
692 388 GISBORNE MCGRATH ROSE
692 388 GISBORNE MICHELL R
692 388 GISBORNE MOORE F
692 388 GISBORNE MRS MORAN E
M692 388 GISBORNE MOY M C
692 388 GISBORNE NISBETT M
692 388 GISBORNE MRS PARNELL
692 388 GISBORNE MISS QUEENIN
692 388 GISBORNE MISS QUEENIN
692 388 GISBORNE RATCLIFFE M C
692 388 GISBORNE ROY M C
692 388 GISBORNE SCOTT AGNES
692 388 GISBORNE MRS SKEET W A
692 388 GISBORNE MRS SOMERVELL J
692 388 GISBORNE MRS SWEET T
692 388 GISBORNE MRS TAYLOR
692 388 GISBORNE VEALE E
692 388 GISBORNE WALLACE S
692 388 GISBORNE WHINRAY M E
692 388 GISBORNE MISS WOODWARD
693 389 GISBORNE ARMSTRONG M
693 389 GISBORNE MRS BROOKE TAYLOR
693 389 GISBORNE CURTIN HELEN
693 389 GISBORNE EVANS G G
693 389 GISBORNE EVANS E J
693 389 GISBORNE MRS HOLFORD
693 389 GISBORNE JAMESON E
693 389 GISBORNE MRS JOHNSTON E
693 389 GISBORNE KENNY L M
693 389 GISBORNE LUCAS I W
693 389 GISBORNE MITCHELL MARY ANN
693 389 GISBORNE MORGAN ELLEN
693 389 GISBORNE MORGAN LOUISA
693 389 GISBORNE KAITI OATRIDGE A E
693 389 GISBORNE MRS PIESSE F J
693 389 GISBORNE KAITI POLLOCK A
693 389 GISBORNE REED E A
693 389 GISBORNE MRS REED H T
693 389 GISBORNE ROSIE C N
693 389 GISBORNE MRS SHERRIFF B
693 389 GISBORNE MISS SPENCE M
693 389 GISBORNE SPENCE M
693 389 GISBORNE THOMAS M
693 389 GISBORNE WRIGHT A
694 390 GISBORNE BARROW M
694 390 GISBORNE BORROW M
694 390 GISBORNE BROWNE E
694 390 GISBORNE COLEMAN MINNIE
694 390 GISBORNE DOLEMAN M
694 390 GISBORNE MRS GOODMAN
694 390 GISBORNE GRIFFIN DELIA
694 390 GISBORNE HAUGHEY C
694 390 GISBORNE MRS KAY J
694 390 GISBORNE KELSO JANE
694 390 GISBORNE MILLER MARY
694 390 GISBORNE MOORE MARY
694 390 GISBORNE O’MEARA A E
694 390 GISBORNE O’MEARA MARIA
694 390 GISBORNE PARSONS M J
694 390 GISBORNE REIDY KATE
694 390 GISBORNE NAPIER RYDER E
694 390 GISBORNE SAUNDERS A
694 390 GISBORNE SHAW ISABELL J
694 390 GISBORNE STEWART C H G
694 390 GISBORNE MRS WHITFIELD C
694 390 GISBORNE MRS WIIG
694 390 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE WINCHCOMBE ELINOR M
694 390 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE WINCHCOMBE SUSAN
695 391 GISBORNE ARDERN MARY
695 391 GISBORNE KAITI BALL ROSA
695 391 GISBORNE BARTON J C
695 391 GISBORNE KAITI BURST MARY
695 391 GISBORNE KAITI CLEARY LUCY
695 391 GISBORNE CUTHBERT EMMA AMEALIA
695 391 GISBORNE KAITI DUNLOP KATE
695 391 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO EVANS EMMA
695 391 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO EVANS EDITH EMILY
695 391 GISBORNE FOX E J
695 391 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO GARRETT SARAH
695 391 GISBORNE KAITI HICKS ELIZABETH
695 391 GISBORNE JENNINGS M
695 391 GISBORNE KEYS M
695 391 GISBORNE KAITI LIDDELL M A
695 391 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO MILLER MARY
695 391 GISBORNE WAIMATA OLLIVIER J E
695 391 GISBORNE PARSONS W J
695 391 GISBORNE KAITI POATA HEREMAP’A
695 391 GISBORNE KAITI SCOTTER HARRIET
695 391 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE STUDD S J
695 391 GISBORNE WILKINSON SYLVIA
696 392 GISBORNE EDWARDS A
696 392 GISBORNE KAIAKU FYSON EMILY B
696 392 GISBORNE GOLDSMITH KATE
696 392 GISBORNE HOUGHTON M
696 392 GISBORNE JOHNSTON E
696 392 GISBORNE NISBETT M
696 392 GISBORNE ROBERTSON N
696 392 GISBORNE SMITH E
696 392 GISBORNE STAFFORD CLARA
696 392 GISBORNE WALLACE S
697 393 GISBORNE ADAIR MARGARET
697 393 GISBORNE ALEXANDER ELIZABETH
697 393 GISBORNE BULLEN W M
697 393 GISBORNE BULLEN KATHLEEN
697 393 GISBORNE CLEGHORN L
697 393 GISBORNE ERSKIN S
697 393 GISBORNE FORBES MINNIE
697 393 GISBORNE GREEN ELLEN
697 393 GISBORNE KENEALY BERTHA
697 393 GISBORNE READ’S QUAY MCKAY ALICE
697 393 GISBORNE MCNAMARA MAGGIE
697 393 GISBORNE NEWMAN ADA
697 393 GISBORNE ORMOND PARKERSON EMMA
697 393 GISBORNE SEALY HARRIETT
697 393 GISBORNE WHATAUPOKO SMYRK MARGARET
697 393 GISBORNE MRS WADE
698 394 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE BARRY MARY
698 394 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE BROWN SELINA
698 394 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE CUMMING ANNIE J
698 394 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE CUMMING EVA N
698 394 GISBORNE FILE ANNIE
698 394 GISBORNE HAACHE HANNAH
698 394 GISBORNE HAMBLETT ANNIE
698 394 GISBORNE HART LOUISA
698 394 GISBORNE MAKAURI MRS HICKEY
698 394 GISBORNE SAWYER LISSIE
698 394 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE SEARLE MARY
698 394 GISBORNE SIMEON LAVINIA
698 394 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE YARDLEY SUSAN D
699 395 GISBORNE MRS BAXTER ELLEN
699 395 GISBORNE KAITI MISS CHURTER
699 395 GISBORNE KAITI CHURTER ANN
699 395 GISBORNE TE ARAI MISS DAULTON MARIAN
699 395 GISBORNE HYDE GRACE
699 395 GISBORNE MRS LONG
699 395 GISBORNE KAITI MRS MCQUEEN
699 395 GISBORNE MRS WHITE
699 395 GISBORNE MRS WILLS
700 396 GISBORNE ANDREW EMILY
700 396 GISBORNE TARUHERU BEAN ELIZABETH JANE
700 396 GISBORNE TARUHERU BROWN ANNIE
700 396 GISBORNE DAVIS CONNIE
700 396 GISBORNE DOLEMAN ELIZABETH
700 396 GISBORNE GREGG MARY ANN
700 396 GISBORNE HARTNETT ANNE
700 396 GISBORNE TARUHERU JOLLEY ELIZABETH
700 396 GISBORNE OXENHAM SARAH
700 396 GISBORNE PARTINGTON MARY JANE
700 396 GISBORNE TARUHERU STEVENSON HANNAH
700 396 GISBORNE TUTIN M
701 397 GISBORNE TE ARAI BRIDGE ?KEN MARTHA
701 397 GISBORNE TE ARAI BRIDGE ?MCKEN MARTHA
701 397 GISBORNE MAKAURI MRS BARBER ALICE
701 397 GISBORNE MRS BATH SELINA
701 397 GISBORNE TE ARAI MRS CALLAGHAN LIZZIE
701 397 GISBORNE TE ARAI DAULTON MARIA
701 397 GISBORNE MRS GIBB
701 397 GISBORNE MRS HARDINGE E
701 397 GISBORNE MISS HILL SUSAN
701 397 GISBORNE TE ARAI MRS KING ELLEN
701 397 GISBORNE MRS LANGFORD
701 397 GISBORNE MISS LUND ANNIE
701 397 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE MRS MASON ALICE
701 397 GISBORNE MRS POLKINGHORN E
701 397 GISBORNE TE ARAI MRS RUSSELL JANE
701 397 GISBORNE TE ARAI MRS SAMPEY E
701 397 GISBORNE MRS SMART JESSIE
701 397 GISBORNE NORTH GISBORNE MRS STEWART MARGARET
701 397 GISBORNE TE ARAI MRS WILLSON ELLEN
701 397 GISBORNE TE ARAI MRS YOUNG LENA

 

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