Katherine Wilson Lovell-Smith (1848 – 1934)

Katherine Wilson Lovell-Smith (1848 – 1934)   Died of old age     Place of Death: Christchurch

* Formerly known as Kate Sheppard – Famous Suffrage Campaigner.
* 1885 – Founder of New Zealand Women’s Christian Temperance Union.
* 1887 – Appointed National Superintendent.
* 1893 – Won New Zealand women the right to vote.
* 1895 – Editor of New Zealand’s first newspaper, written and owned by women, the ‘White Ribbon’.
* 1896 – Established the National Council of Women.
* Member of the Atalantic Women’s Cycling Club.

Story of Kate Sheppard: http://www.peelingbackhistory.co.nz/catherine-wilson-lovell-smith-nee-malcolm-kate-sheppard-1847-1934/

Kate is buried at Addington Cemetery, Christchurch.

Photo taken by Annette Bulovic

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