Riding for Change

In September 1893 New Zealand led the world toward a new era of social equality, awarding women the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

This September, MOTAT is celebrating the 125th anniversary of this monumental occasion with a pop-up display dedicated to the trailblazers, innovators, and technologies that supported the movement.

Learn how the bicycle contributed to the rise of social change, human rights, and rational dress. Discover how communications and social gatherings influenced political movements.

Meet three prominent female figures of the period, Kate Sheppard, Kate Edgar and Meri Te Tai.


This topical display can be found in the MOTAT Village.