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Other New Zealand Medals and Awards - The New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993

Obverse View

The New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993 obverse view

Reverse View

The New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993 reverse view

About this medal

The New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993 was instituted by the New Zealand Government to celebrate 100 years of votes for women in New Zealand. The medal is bronze with an antique finish and circular in shape.  On the obverse of the medal is the crowned Effigy of the Sovereign, and on the reverse is the inscription "1893 The New Zealand Suffrage Centennial 1993" between a fern frond and a sprig of camellia foliage with a single bloom, stems crossed in the base and tied with a bow.

The medal was awarded to 500 women and men who had, by their virtues and talents, made a recognised contribution to the rights of women in New Zealand, or to women's issues in New Zealand, or to both. The list of recipients was published on Saturday 18 September 1993, the day before Suffrage Day.

The four New Zealand Police staff who were awarded the New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993 are listed (with photographs) on p.186 of John D. Willl's book, To Guard My People: Honours and Awards to the Police in New Zealand 1861-1995, published by the New Zealand Police Force in 1995.

About the ribbon

The ribbon is 32 millimetres in width, and is purple, with narrow central stripes of white, yellow, and white.

Royal Warrant

The Royal Warrant for the New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal 1993 can be viewed here.

Medal Regulations

There are no separate Regulations for this medal. The administration instructions are included in the Royal Warrant.

Clasps and Bars

There are no clasps or bars for this medal.

Order of Wear

The position of this medal in the Order of Wear Table can be viewed here.  When the medal is worn by a woman, it may be worn on the left shoulder suspended by the ribbon fashioned into a bow.