Image of Kate Sheppard with members of the WCTU in 1899.

Kate Sheppard's Circle: Friends and Co-Workers

The women who worked with Kate Sheppard in the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and the Canterbury Women’s Institute.


Kate Sheppard House

83 Clyde Road
Christchurch 8041

+64 3 341 1360

The Christchurch branch of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was the base from which Kate Sheppard began her political work. This presentation will look at the women who worked with her, and how their individual contributions created effective organisations.

Margaret Lovell-Smith, whose past publications include The Woman Question: Writings by the Women who Won the Vote and How Women Won the Vote: a Canterbury Perspective has a long-standing interest in the 19th century women’s movement in Canterbury.

Doors open 15 mins prior.

Tickets $7.00

Pre-booking recommended.