Photo of Paddy Walker and Barbara Herrick, 1964.
Running the Show: Entrepreneurial women in Auckland city. Photo of Paddy Walker and Barbara Herrick, 1964.

Running the show: entrepreneurial women in fashion

AccessibleCentral Auckland

Saturday 3 October, 11am-12:30pm


Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Square

Cnr of Freyberg Place and High Street, Auckland Central

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Kelly Dix


Adults $20, Senior/Students $10, Children free


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The story of fashion is predominantly a female one, a narrative supported by numbers which show that in the 1950s the NZ clothing industry employed about 37,000 people with women outnumbering men three to one.

While there is a general perception that women had an ancillary rather than a leading role in society prior to the women's liberation movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the story of fashion in Auckland city debunks that myth. In the record of this history you can see that many women have taken a strong and often unconventional role in establishing and running their business while their husbands supported them.

Join us on a walking tour of city sites that still carry traces of their stories.

Presented by: New Zealand Fashion Museum

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