“…few grains of common sense…” – Kate Sheppard

“Corsets and narrow waists should be regarded as absurdities akin to Chinese bandages and stunted feet, and be shunned by all possessed of a few grains of common sense.  If Dame Nature has cast us in a generous mould, let us rejoice and not attempt to dwarf her handiwork” ~ 1892

Kate Sheppard (1847 – 1934)
* Christchurch based world famous suffragette
* Member of the Canterbury Women’s Institute
* 1st President of the National Council of Women

* Image of Kate Sheppard courtesy of the Canterbury Museum – http://www.canterburymuseum.com/ – Reference: S6/1
Photograph by H. H. Clifford *

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