Women's Vote

Season 1, Episode 7: Votes, Depressions and Refrigerators

The New Zealand Wars are over… what comes next? A whole lot of political wrangling over how to run the new colony - centralism or provinces? Plus - how refrigeration saved the Kiwi economy from the brink of disaster and how women won the right to vote. 

Kate Sheppard was leader in New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, paving the way for the country to become the first in the world to let women vote.