Published in 1889 – four years before New Zealand women won the right to vote – former Premier Julius Vogel's futuristic novel Anno domini 2000; or, woman's destiny predicted that by the end of the millenium women would hold the highest posts in government and that poverty would have vanished.
A new edition of the book was published by the University of Hawaii Press in 2000. At that time the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Attorney-General, Chief Justice, Governor-General designate and CEO of New Zealand's largest company were all women.
In his introduction to the 2000 edition, Roger Robinson listed some of Vogel's other predictions:
Robinson concluded that, although not always on the mark, 'Overall, Vogel emerges as a utopian prophet of rare percipience'.