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Suffragists' Tea

22 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018

  • Alberton's Sophia Kerr Taylor was an active supporter of the women's suffrage movement
  • Historic Alberton. Photo: Grant Sheehan

Saturday 22 September 2018, 10.30am - Saturday 22 September 2018, 4.30pm

Sunday 23 September 2018, 10.30am - Sunday 23 September 2018, 4.30pm


Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Road, Mt Albert, Auckland

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  • Tea & cake (10.30am-2.30pm or until stocks last): $8 per person (no bookings required)
  • House admission (10.30am-4.30pm): Adult $10, child (under 18) free  
  • Banner workshop (10.30am-4.30pm): Free (no bookings required) 

09 846 7367


In celebration of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, come along for tea at Alberton, the home of supporter Sophia Kerr Taylor where many a lively meeting would have taken place.

On the verandah overlooking the garden, enjoy tea served from beautiful vintage china and slice of plum cake made to Sophia's recipe by Food Tech. students from local girls school Marist College, served by Alberton's team of volunteers.

Explore this landmark historic homestead built in 1863 and learn about inspiring Auckland women who were involved with the movement in the 1890s and were pioneers for women's rights - Sophia Kerr Taylor, Annie Schnakenberg, Amey Daldey and Elizabeth Yates.

On the Saturday, contribute to a creative banner filled with motifs related to the story of achieving the vote, in a workshop with artist Janet de Wagt. Mirroring how the 1893 petition was made up of many parts from all over New Zealand and contributed to by many hands; pieces of the banner created at Heritage New Zealand sites across the country will be sewn together exhibited in Old Government House in 2019.