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Danger on our shores: The white slave trade in 20th century NZ

Hear about the unsavoury history of sex trafficking through the first decade of the 20th century.

Unsavoury history of sex trafficking

This talk will uncover the unsavoury history of sex trafficking through the first decade of the 20th Century. Track its passage through South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, all the way to merry old England, where one brave kiwi risked everything to come back to her family.

About the speaker

Lenette Breytenbach is a Digitisation Assistant for Archives New Zealand, and has recently celebrated their first anniversary with the organisation. They are a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington's Master of Museum and Heritage Practice programme, and a trained paleopathologist.

Connecting to Collections

This talk is part of the Connecting to Collections series. Talks will usually be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month Februrary to November.

Connecting to Collections

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Police booking sheet thumbprints and mugshots of a man with a waxed and curled moustache
Police Gazette image dated 1911, Aldo Antonius Cellis a.k.a Antonio Carvelli. Archives NZ AAAJ 6813 W3289 9 / CR 13/26