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Sun 29 Oct 2017, 4:00pm–6:00pm

Where: Booklovers B&B, 123 Pirie St, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free

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.

The event is free but booking is necessary. Please email to book.

This event is part of Wellington City Heritage Week 23-29th October. See the website for more events.

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