Wellington women of World War One

Wellington women of World War One

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Author Jane Tolerton will talk about Wellington women at home and abroad, drawing on research for her new book Make Her Praises Heard Afar: New Zealand Women Overseas in World War One.

Wellington women served as doctors, ambulance drivers, nurses, VADs, land girls and members of the British women’s services and the civil service among other roles. One set up the first two soldiers’ clubs for New Zealanders in London.

The work of these women and their willingness to pay for amenities for our soldiers and others has never been seriously considered in the century since the war.

Jane is the author of the award-winning Ettie: A Life of Ettie Rout and the bestselling Convent Girls, plus Sixties Chicks and An Awfully Big Adventure from the 84 interviews she conducted for the World War One Oral History Archive, with Nicholas Boyack.

Event: City Talk
Time: Sunday 29th October, 4pm
Cost: Free (booking necessary)
Host: Booklovers Books
Venue: 123 Pirie St, Mt Victoria
Contact: info@booklovers.co.nz

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