Advertising the feminist message through a collection of badges from the 1960s-1980s
Sir George Grey Special Collections, Ephemera Collection, Auckland Libraries

Wāhine take action

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Saturday 29 September to Sunday 14 October:
- Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
- Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm
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Whare Wānanga, Central City Library, Level 2

44-46 Lorne St, Auckland Central

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Event details

Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero | Central City Library is celebrating 125 years since New Zealand women led the way to the polling booths.

Securing the right to vote was a game-changing moment for the wāhine of Aotearoa, and the world. From the loudest of roars to the gentlest of whispers, the victory demonstrated the power of collective action in bringing about meaningful social change.

Wāhine Take Action: the exhibition is a celebration of all those women who wrote a letter, signed a petition, spoke out against injustice and led their communities.

Content includes rare books, photographs, newspapers, manuscripts and ephemera from the 19th century to the present.

Brought to you by Auckland Libraries

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