On the 4th June 1913, suffragette Emily Wilding Davison was hit by King George V’s racehorse at the Epsom Derby after she stepped onto the track.

Every New Zealand woman over the age of 21 was able to vote in the world’s first general election in a self-governing colony.

On 6 February 1918 the Representation of the People Act received Royal Assent, marking the start of female suffrage in Great Britain.