He Tohu Resources

He Tohu is a new permanent exhibition of three iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand. These research guides help you to explore related documents in our collection, and how to submit a biography of someone who signed the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition.

1893 Women's Suffrage Petition Biography Guide
25,519 women (and some men) signed the surviving 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition. Our goal is to collect as many biographies of these signatories as possible, and we want you to help us. This guide shows you how to research and write a biography for He Tohu and the NZHistory Suffrage database.

1893 Women's Suffrage Petition Info Sheet
This info sheet details the the 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi Info Sheet
This info sheet details Te Tiriti o Waitangi — the Treaty of Waitangi.

He Whakaputanga Info Sheet
This info sheet details He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni - the Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand.

The Provenance of Power gallery also contains information about Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the Women's Suffrage Petition and He Whakaputanga.