- NAME: Kate Sheppard
- OCCUPATION: Women's Rights Activist
- BIRTH DATE: March 10, 1847
- DEATH DATE: July 13, 1934
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: Christchurch, New Zealand
- Originally: Catherine Wilson Malcolm
- AKA: Katherine Wilson Malcolm
- AKA: Katherine Malcolm
- Full Name: Kate Sheppard
- AKA: Catherine Malcolm
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Kate Sheppard was a leader in the New Zealand women's suffrage movement, helping women gain the right to vote in New Zealand.
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In 1925, Sheppard married an old friend, William Sidney Lovell-Smith. Their union lasted four years, until his passing in 1929. A year later, Sheppard's only granddaughter, Margaret, died.
Kate Sheppard died on July 13, 1934, in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her influence and legacy, however, have endured. Not only is her image displayed on New Zealand's $10 note,
the Kate Sheppard Memorial in Christchurch was unveiled in 1993—the centennial of New Zealand's passage of the women's suffrage bill.
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