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Books and Beyond: Suffrage Day's 125th anniversary

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To celebrate Suffrage Day on 19 September, Renée Orr from Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections talks about a selection of historical material illustrating wāhine taking action in Aotearoa, from the suffrage petitions of the 1890s to the feminist magazine Broadsheet from the 1980s.

Listen to this week's Books and Beyond episode on the PlanetFM website and read on for links to the items and people discussed in the show.
Suffrage 125 and the petitionSuffrage 125 and celebrationsSuffrage petition on New Zealand HistorySuffrage petition, sheet 394 (copy on display in the Wāhine Take Action exhibition) Amey Daldy's letter to Sir George Grey Amey Daldy. Letter to Sir George Grey, 20 September 1893. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, GLNZ D1.1. Amey Daldy's biography on Te AraAmey Daldy's letter to Sir George Grey Ellen Melville's election poster Ellen Melville's biography on Te Ara Auckland Women’s Health Centre poster From the Auckland Women's Centre archive…

Don't leave town till you've seen the country

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If you haven’t had a chance to see the exhibition Don’t leave town till you’ve seen the country on Level 2 of Tāmaki Ngā Pātaka Kōrero Central City Library, we recommend you go to enjoy its visual richness.

In the meantime, we offer you an opportunity to listen to a selection of exhibition interviews in the comfort of your favourite chair, or on your commute.

The first track is an interview with Principal Curator Georgia Prince giving a background to the exhibition content and selection process.



Georgia shares with interviewer Haunui Royal a couple of highlights including Cecil Burleigh’s diary. The diary begins in 1932 when he was 22, and records his regular holiday trips around New Zealand.


The hand-drawn map displayed in the exhibition charts three road trips he took with his mother in 1948 and 1949. In March 1949 they travelled from Auckland to Waiouru and back before he returned to sea as a chief engineer.

"The whole trip was pleasant and interesting." Cecil Burleigh. …