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Women Sweep High-Level Constitutional Posts In New Zealand

The recent appointment of former high court judge Dame Silvia Cartwright as governor general of New Zealand marks a significant victory for women, as all of the country’s top constitutional posts are now held by females. Dame Cartwright has previously broken barriers for women, serving as the first woman chief judge of New Zealand’s District Courts and the country’s first female high court judge. In 1893, New Zealand became the first country to give women the vote.

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BBC News (www.bbc.co.uk) 24 August 2000