A group of Pacific Island women together in a semi circle

Pacific women's experiences of pregnancy and early motherhood, 1950-1995 with Rachel Schmidt

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Wednesday 30 September, 12pm-1pm


Streamed live online via Zoom and in person at Central City Library.

44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland Central

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Event details

The experiences of Pacific women who became mothers in Auckland from the years 1950-1995 emerges from the peripheries of childbirth histories in New Zealand.

This presentation brings the stories and voices of 12 Pacific mothers to the fore, shedding light on the nuances of maternity history in New Zealand.

This study also discusses the value of oral history in preserving, informing, and leaving behind first-hand accounts of what it meant to be a woman, a Pacific Islander, and a mother during a period of social change in New Zealand.

All Central Library events will be live-streamed regardless of Alert Level however, if Auckland is at Alert Level 1, attendance can also be in-person.

Presented by: Auckland Libraries

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