Suffrage symbol

2018 Women’s Studies Association Conference opening lecture — The power of the purse: Women and money

Friday 21st September, 4:00 to 5:00pm tour of He Tohu, 5:30pm lecture


Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Free. No booking required. 

Opening the 2018 conference 'Feminist Engagements in Aotearoa: 125 years of Suffrage and Beyond' Professor Barbara Brookes delivers this keynote lecture exploring the implications of the transition from ‘family’ to individual income over the course of the twentieth century until today. Read more
Kate sheppard ride

Kate Sheppard ride

Saturday 22nd September, 1:30pm to 4:30pm


Old St Paul's, 34 Mulgrave Street, Thorndon ,Wellington

1 x Kate Sheppard $10 note

The National Library proudly supporting Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga in collaboration with Wellington Frocks on Bikes, are excited to commemorate 125 years since women gained the right to vote — with the Kate Sheppard Ride. Read more
Women national film unit

Women of the National Film Unit

Wednesday 24th October, 5:30pm to 6:30pm


Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Free. You don't need to book. 

A presentation on the pioneering women film-makers of our National film Unit will acknowledge the World Audiovisual Heritage Day which was initiated by UNESCO to raise of awareness of the significance and preservation of recorded sound and audiovisual documents. Read more