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Suffrage 125 - Frocks on Bikes Tauranga

Saturday 15 September


The Elms Tauranga residents: $7.50


Sat 15 September, 13:00-16:00


The Elms Te Papa Tauranga, 15 Mission Street, Tauranga 3110

Remembering 19 September 1893 - the 125th anniversary of the suffragist movement that successfully campaigned to give women the right to vote in New Zealand.

Celebrating the invention of the modern bicycle in the 1880s and the the key role it played in the women’s liberation movement, opening up a whole new world of independence. Freed from the watchful eyes of chaperones, women were finally provided with an easy escape from the house – as well as their first opportunity to develop physical fitness – and many of them took cycling up with relish. "Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood" - Susan B Anthony.

Pack a container/plate of your favourite recipe your grandma/ancestors made, to share. Thermos hot tea or drink of choice ***Picnic blankets/cup/plates will be provided***

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