125 years of suffrage: Male-only MP photo from 1905 gets all-female reboot

125 years of suffrage: Male-only MP photo from 1905 gets all-female reboot
Photo credit: Newshub.

Members of Parliament gathered on Wednesday to recreate a photo from 1905 - but this time, it was only women allowed. 

A historic moment was recreated with the 46 female MPs currently in Parliament.

The photo from 1905 that reads
The photo from 1905 that reads "Group of Members of the House of Representatives Taken in Lobby of Old Parliament Buildings 1905". Photo credit: Newshub.

The photo was recreated from an image from 1905, which shows New Zealand's 15th Prime Minister Richard Seddon and some of his colleagues - all of whom happen to be men. 

The photo from 2018 with 46 female MPs.
The photo from 2018 with 46 female MPs. Photo credit: Newshub.

Mr Seddon was in Parliament from 1893 until he died in office in 1906. He was the country's longest-serving Prime Minister, with a term of 13 years and 44 days.

The original photo is captioned, "Group of Members of the House of Representatives Taken in Lobby of Old Parliament Buildings 1905".

The photo is timed well alongside the 125th anniversary of suffrage in New Zealand.

New Zealand was the world's first self-governing country to give women the right to vote back in 1893.

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