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NEW ZEALAND ELECTORAL ROLL
1893
TE PUKE AND DISTRICT

On 19 September 1893 New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to give women the vote. (Both Wyoming and Pitcairn Island had already given women the vote)

"The General Elections have come and gone. For the first time the women of New Zealand have joined with men in choosing members of Parliament, and we have waited with bated breath for the deluge of calamities which it was prognosticated would follow the admission of women into the political arena."

The writer of this passage was Kate Sheppard (on the New Zealand $5.00 note), who led the campaign for women's suffrage and organised a series of huge petitions to Parliament. In 1891 over 9,000 signatures were gathered; in 1892 almost 20,000; and finally in 1893, nearly 32,000 - almost a quarter of the adult European female population in New Zealand.

The following are those that I could find for the Te Puke area on the 1893 Electoral Roll CD available from the NZ Society of Genealogists.

Comparing the names on the 1893 Electoral Roll to the 1892/3 and 1894 Wises Post Office Directories make interesting reading. At last the women come out from behind their husbands shadows but there are names missing, both female and male from the electoral rolls. Maybe as today there was political apathy?

ARNOLD William Settler Te Puke
BENNER Albert Postmaster Maketu
BENNER Arthur E Farmer Maketu
BENNER Charlotte Domestic Duties Pongakawa
BENNER Henry Clerk Te Puke
BENNER John Henry Farmer Pongakawa
BENNER William Joseph Settler Pongakawa
BENNETT George Dudley Settler Te Puke
BENNETT Harriet Emma Domestic Duties Te Puke
BENNETT Julia Maud Domestic Duties Te Puke
BENNETT Mary Elizabeth Domestic Duties Te Puke
BENNETT Philip Farmer Te Puke
BERRIDGE Henry Edward Farmer Te Puke
BERRIDGE William Charles Farmer Te Puke
BILLING Mary Jane Domestic Duties Pongakawa
BILLING Robert Settler Te Puke
BIRD Alexander Settler Te Puke
BIRD Anne Domestic Duties Te Puke
BIRD Clara Gee Domestic Duties Te Puke
BIRD James Malcolm Carrier Te Puke
BIRD John Bushman Te Puke
BIRD Sarah Domestic Duties Te Puke
BIRD William Farmer Te Puke
BIRD William Henry Farmer Te Puke
BIRD William Henry (Jnr) Farmer Te Puke
BOUCHER Anna Augusta Squatters Wife Te Puke
BOUCHER Ernest Woodward Farmer Te Puke
BOUCHER Percy Francis Farmer Te Puke
BRADY Edward Mill Hand Te Puke
BRADY William Blacksmith Te Puke
CARNACHAN Fox Maule Storekeeper Te Puke
CHAYTOR Brian Tunstall Storekeeper Te Puke
CRAWFORD Samuel Farmer Te Puke
CRAWFORD Sarah Domestic Duties Te Puke
DICKEY James Spence Farmer Te Puke
DONOVAN Patrick Farmer Rangiuru
DOWELL Katherine Domestic Duties Te Puke
DOWELL Robert Arthur Farmer Te Puke
DURAND Edward Farmer Te Puke
DURAND James Edward Farmer Te Puke
ELLIOTT Henry Farmer Pongakawa
ELLIOTT Isabella Elizabeth Domestic Duties Pongakawa
EVERED Harry Nembhard Gentleman Te Puke
FAIRLEY William Farmer Te Puke
FENTON John Carter Te Puke
FORTUNE Robert H M Storeman Te Puke
FOSTER Frances Chapman Domestic Duties Te Puke
FOSTER Frederick Francis Settler Te Puke
GALBRAITH Barbara A Storekeeper Te Puke
GALBRAITH John Cameron Storekeeper Te Puke
GARRETT Fanny Domestic Duties Pongakawa
GARRETT William Farmer Pongakawa
GOODYEAR William Clergyman Maketu
GRAHAM Allan Farmer Te Puke
GRAHAM Robert Settler Te Puke
HARBUTT Sydney Jeffcoat Farmer Te Puke
HARRAY Jane Housekeeper Te Puke
HARRAY William Settler Te Puke
HARRIS Elizabeth Rachel Scott Domestic Duties Te Puke
HARRIS Jessie Mary Gertrude Domestic Duties Te Puke
HARRIS Leonard Settler Te Puke
HARRIS Mabel Rose Domestic Duties Te Puke
HARRIS William Prowle Farmer Te Puke
HARVEY Alexander Gordon Settler Te Puke
HEATHERINGTON Barbara Domestic Duties Te Puke
HEATHERINGTON Joseph Farmer Te Puke
HINE William Settler Te Puke
HINGSTON Amy R Domestic Duties Te Puke
HINGSTON Anna Mary Domestic Duties Te Puke
HINGSTON Mary Domestic Duties Te Puke
HUGHES Edwin Charles Constable Maketu
HUGHES Mary Domestic Duties Maketu
KEEBLE Charles Butcher Te Puke
KENEALY Annie Frances Domestic Duties Te Puke
KENEALY Timothy Publican Te Puke
KENEALY William David Labourer Te Puke
KER George Farmer Te Puke
KER James Rev Presbyterian Minister Te Puke
KER Jane Hamilton Domestic Duties Te Puke
KER Norman Farmer Te Puke
LAKE William Settler Te Puke
LALLY Caleb Contractor Te Puke
LANGFORD Harriet Domestic Duties Pongakawa
LANGFORD Samuel Farmer Pongakawa
LEMON Albert Tauranga Farmer Te Puke
LEMON Thomas Patrick Farmer Te Puke
LIDDELL Margaret Domestic Duties Te Puke
LIDDELL Peter Labourer Te Puke
MALYON Eleanor Domestic Duties Te Puke
MALYON Joseph Farmer Te Puke
MALYON Sara Domestic Duties Te Puke
McCORMICK Annie E Domestic Duties Te Puke
McCORMICK Elizabeth Domestic Duties Te Puke
McCORMICK John Farmer Te Puke
McCORMICK Robert Settler Te Puke
MCCRAE Margaret Settler Te Puke
MCDOUGALL Samuel Henry Runholder Pongakawa
MCDOWELL Henry Farmer Te Puke
MCDOWELL Joseph Carpenter Te Puke
McGHIE Anna Domestic Duties Te Puke
McGHIE Ellen Domestic Duties Te Puke
McGHIE Hannah Maria Domestic Duties Te Puke
McGHIE Jane Elizabeth Domestic Duties Te Puke
McGHIE John Aberdeen Farmer Te Puke
McGHIE William Farmer Te Puke
McGHIE William Archibald Farmer Te Puke
McKEE James Farmer Maketu
McKEE John Farmer Maketu
McKEE William John Farmer Maketu
MILLER Samuel Bradshaw Farmer Te Puke
PEAKE Herbert Sutton Labourer Te Puke
PERRIN Edward Sheep Farmer Pongakawa
PERRING Claude Hylton Farmer Te Puke
PINKER Alfred Schoolteacher Maketu
PRINCE Julia M Domestic Duties Te Puke
PROUDE Kate Domestic Duties Te Puke
PROUDE Thomas Farmer Te Puke
RAYMOND Elizabeth Domestic Duties Te Puke
RAYMOND Thomas Farmer Te Puke
ROBERTSON Duncan Publican Maketu
ROBERTSON Isabella Agnes Housekeeper Maketu
ROBERTSON Isabella Agnes (Snr) Housekeeper Maketu
ROGERS Charles Hotelkeeper Maketu
RUNCIMAN Thomas Shepherd Farmer Te Puke
RYAN Charles Farmer Te Puke
SCOTT Arundel Freke Farmer Te Puke
SEDDON Robert Station Master Te Puke
SHANAHAN John Farmer Te Puke
SIMPSON Leonard Surveyor Maketu
SNODGRASS Archibald William Farmer Te Puke
SPENCE Samuel Farmer Te Puke
SPENCE Maggie Domestic Duties Te Puke
SPENCER Seymour Mills Clergyman Maketu
SPOONER George Frederick Farmer Te Puke
SPOONER Hester Domestic Duties Te Puke
SPOONER Walter John Farmer Te Puke
SWARBRICK William Cook Maketu
TANNER Henry Farmer Te Puke
TANNER Henry Johnson Farmer Rangiuru
TANNER James Farmer Te Puke
TANNER John Farmer Te Puke
TANNER Richard Bird Farmhand Te Puke
TAPIHANA (TAPSELL) Piripi Settler Maketu
TAPIHANA (TAPSELL) Retireti Settler Maketu
THOMPSON Jane Domestic Duties Te Puke
THOMPSON Thomas B Fireman Te Puke
TIMS Clara Ann Domestic Duties Te Puke
TIMS John Henry Farmer Te Puke
TIMS Thomas Chamberlain Student of Music Te Puke
TIMS Thomas Henry Farmer Te Puke
TOD Robert Carpenter Maketu
TRIGG William John Farmer Te Puke
VERCOE Amelia Domestic Duties Te Puke
VERCOE Charles Russell Settler Te Puke
VERCOE Henry Settler Maketu
VERCOE Henry Albert Settler Maketu
VERCOE Henry Walter Farmer Maketu
VERCOE John Gladwyn Stockman Te Puke
VERCOE Joseph Laury (Jnr) Farmer Te Puke
WALSH Delia Servant Te Puke
WALSH Mary Agnes Domestic Duties Te Puke
WALSH Patrick Flax Miller Te Puke
WARMINGTON James Albert Labourer Maketu
WASHER Alfred Farmer Te Puke
WASHER Katie Louisa Domestic Duties Te Puke
WESTON Harriet Domestic Duties Te Puke
WILKINS Benjamin Farmer Pongakawa
WILKINS Marcus Settler Pongakawa
WILKINS Margaret Ann Domestic Duties Pongakawa
WILLIAMS Ellen Domestic Duties Te Puke
WILLIAMS Henry Contractor Te Puke
WILLIAMS Joseph Contractor Te Puke
WILLIAMS Richard Farmer Te Puke
WITHEROW Jemima Domestic Duties Te Puke
WITHEROW Joseph Settler Te Puke
WITHEROW Thomas Ernest Farmer Te Puke
WRIGLEY Ellis Station Hand Te Puke


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