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Mon 1 Feb 2016, 4:00pm–5:30pm

Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

The First World War was a transformative experience for many women. Opportunities to take on new roles and learn new skills saw these women become ambulance drivers, doctors, farmers and fund-raisers. Women of Empire 1914-1918 draws on the personal experiences of New Zealand and Australian women during the First World War. Experiences illustrated by original costumes and accessories from the Dressing Australia Museum of Costume collection. The costumes of an era; of women in uniform, working women, women campaigning against conscription, women fundraising, women in mourning….the Women of Empire. The exhibition is a fitting First World War centenary tribute to the extraordinary Women of Empire and has been warmly received here in Nelson with very large numbers of visitors and many very complimentary comments and reviews.

It closes at the end of the day on 1 February 2016.

Fiona Baverstock will deliver a final floortalk in the exhibition starting at 4pm on Monday 1 February. Fiona and her husband Keith curated the exhibition and brought it to New Zealand as part of an international tour.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Sarah Barnes on 03 5489588 or by email

Numbers will be restricted to 40 people.

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