Shirley Smith and the Mongrel Mob
- Date: Wednesday, 10 May, 2017
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
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A talk by oral historian Sarah Gaitanos
Oral historian and author Sarah Gaitanos is working on a biography of the trail-blazing human rights lawyer and activist Shirley Smith (1916-2007).
She will talk about Shirley Smith’s own assessment of her legal career, when (reflecting on her life) she suggested that her advocacy for her “boys” in the Mongrel Mob in the 1970s and 1980s was among the most satisfying things she had ever done.
About the speaker
Sarah Gaitanos is the author of The Violinist: Clare Galambos Winter, Holocaust survivor (Victoria University Press 2011), and Nola Millar: a theatrical life (Victoria University Press 2006), and co-author with Allan Bollard, of Crisis: one central governor and the global financial collapse (Auckland University Press 2010).