ELIZABETH YATES (between 1840 and 1848) Elizabeth was born in Caithness, Scotland and she arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, around 1853 with her parents and sister. Elizabeth’ election as mayor of Onehunga on 29 November 1893 – the day after New Zealand women had led the world by voting in a general election for the first time – cemented her place as a pioneer of women’s political rights. She was the first woman in the British Empire to hold the office of mayor. As soon as she was voted in, four city councillors and the town clerk resigned in protest –a fate more desirable than working under a woman.
Size: 20 x 80cm
Medium: Illustration printed on vinyl on skateboard
Status: For Sale