"How long are women to remain a wholly unrepresented body of the people? This is a question that has of late been agitated in England, and women in this colony read, watch, and reflect...Why should not New Zealand also lead?...Why has a woman to power to vote, no right to vote, when she happens to possess all the requisites which legally qualify a man for that right?"
Femmina (Mary Ann Muller) - New Zealand, 1869
Mary Ann Muller was born in 1819 or 1820 in London; she died July 18, 1901 in Blenheim. Mary Ann was a New Zealand campaigner for women's suffrage and, more generally, women's rights.