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Eliza and the white camellia: A Story of Suffrage in New Zealand

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Eliza and the White Camellia: A Story of Suffrage in New Zealand  – Written by Debbie McCauley, illustrated by Helen Casey, translated by Tamati Waaka

Eliza was their first New Zealander, born in 1846. A mother of 12, she became a suffragist and actively sought the vote for women, which was granted after a ‘monster petition’ was presented to Parliament in 1893.

Sarah Hart was pregnant with her second child when her husband, bricklayer Edward Hart, stole food to feed his hungry family. On the run for 17 months, when captured he served six years on board prison hulks. After his release the family searched for a better life and found it offered by the New Zealand Company, arriving in 1841, the year after the Treaty of Waitangi was signed.

This bilingual book spans the life of suffragist Eliza Hart, from poverty, emigration, elections, illegitimate children, women and the vote, the trial of Minnie Dean and the formation of the National Council of Women, concluding the month following the start of World War I.

Format: This book is a Hard cover.

Language: This book is written in both te reo Māori and English (Bilingual).

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