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From the Vault – Pioneering Women: Inquiry - Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

  • Saturday 1 Sep

G The 1970s current affairs show, Inquiry, was one of the first news shows to take an in-depth look at the role women played in politics. It gives a potted history of the trailblazers, from Kate Sheppard to Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan (who was the first to have a baby in office) but even though women had had the vote for 80 years when this documentary was made - it is a bit of an eye opener to see that most women in parliament at the time were still in background roles, such as typists, tea-makers and waitresses. Particularly jarring, to modern day eyes, is the plaque commemorating suffrage that is half hidden by an old painting.

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Pioneering Women: Inquiry - Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
  • Saturday 1 Sep
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