HerStory: a celebration of local women

Wednesday 14 March 2018

To commemorate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand, Tasman Libraries are bringing together materials that document and celebrate the lives of local women from 1893 to 1993. We’re really interested to see how local women’s experiences at home and at work, in education, the arts, sports and recreation have changed over time. 

As well as celebrating the women in our region, we also aim to digitally capture and preserve these photos and other unique materials, and make them more accessible to future generations.  We don’t keep the original photos and other items, but scan or photograph them and publish the copies online on the Kete Tasman website.  In most cases we will make an appointment with the owner of the materials to meet at their closest Tasman library (Richmond, Motueka or Takaka).  Then we will copy their photo or other item while they wait, so they won’t need to leave their precious family mementos in our care.

We also plan to hold a physical exhibition of the copied items during the Suffrage 125 celebrations in September.

If you have original photos, letters, documents or other unique items (like embroidery) that show what life was like for women in the Tasman or Nelson area between 1893 and 1993,  and you’re happy to let us copy and publish them on the Kete Tasman website, please let us know. 

Terms and conditions apply. For further information, please phone the Richmond Library Information Services Team on (03) 543-8500 or contact your local Tasman District library.

Related Links:

www.tasman.govt.nz newzealand.govt.nz