28 November

Women voted for first time on this day

Kiwi Bellini

So we are drinking a...

Kiwi Bellini

Even Saudi Arabia finally saw women vote for the first time in 2015, so now equal voting rights for men and women are the norm, it's hard to imagine quite what a moment it was when women first trooped to the electoral boxes to make their mark in a general election on this day in 1893.

It was New Zealand's women who garnered support from male politicians, and won themselves this right, decades before the US or the UK. Defying the predictions of anti-suffragists, New Zealand women cast their vote in a general election for the first time ever on this day in 1893. It would be 40 years, however, before New Zealand got its first female MP.

We are toasting those brave New Zealand women, and the men whose support was critical to them, with a Kiwi Bellini.

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