Te Puke fo­cus for meet­ing

Te Puke Times - - NEWS -

Tau­ranga His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s monthly meet­ing will have a strong Te Puke fo­cus in Oc­to­ber.

Te Puke’s Ma­ree Lewis will give a talk on three Te Puke women who voted in the first election fol­low­ing the 1893 Elec­toral Act that gave women the right to vote in par­lia­men­tary elec­tions.

Ma­ree doesn’t want to re­veal their names be­fore her talk, but their fam­i­lies still live in the Te Puke area.

His­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety pres­i­dent Julie Green says the talk marks the 125th anniversary of the Act and will be of in­ter­est to peo­ple in Te Puke.

The meet­ing takes place on Oc­to­ber 7 at Brain Watkins House, on the cor­ner of Cameron Rd and El­iz­a­beth St in Tau­ranga.

There is a charge of $2, the talk be­gins at 2pm and will be fol­lowed by af­ter­noon tea.

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