Join historian and author Barbara Brookes and Puke Ariki curators as they explore the history of New Zealand women through objects and artworks from the museum’s extensive collection. This engaging presentation will encourage us to see New Zealand’s history through a female lens: from the points of view of wives, daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts.
About the speakers:
Barbara Brookes is Professor of History at the University of Otago and author of A History of New Zealand Women (BWB 2016). Her research, writing and teaching have contributed significantly to new perspectives on women’s history.
Megan Wells is the Social History Curator/Poutiaki Hitori-a-Papori, caring for a large and diverse collection of Taranaki’s heritage.
Chanelle Carrick, Curator Pictorial Collection, is responsible for the care and development of Puke Ariki’s art and photograph collection.
Kararaina Te Ira (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Kuia) is Poutiaki Taonga/Curator Taonga Maori Collection.
Lucy Macfarlane is Curator Archives at Puke Ariki.