Today In New Zealand History, September 13th

Loading the player...

Tono kōrero mai

Today In New Zealand History, September 13th. This series consists of approximately 365 short historical features that detail an important moment in New Zealand history; one for each day of the year.

The instalment for September 13th focuses on the election of New Zealand's first female Member of Parliament, Elizabeth McCombs. She was elected MP for Lyttelton on 13 September 1933.

New Zealand women were not given the right to be elected to parliament until an act was passed in 1919. In the same year, the British House of Commons had received its first woman member, Lady Astor.

Favourite item:

Request information

Reference number 34503

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Historical radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection

Duration 00:04:16

We use cookies to help us understand how you use our site, and make your experience better. To find out more read our privacy policy.

Whakamahia ai mātou ngā pihikete ki te rapu māramatanga ki te āhua o tō whakamahi i tēnei paetukutuku, ki te whakapai hoki i tō whai wāhi mai. Ki te rapu kōrero anō pānuitia te kaupapahere tūmataiti.

Accept