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Women of Empire 1914 - 1918

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  • Thu 28 Jan ’16, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 29 Jan ’16, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 30 Jan ’16, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sun 31 Jan ’16, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Mon 1 Feb ’16, 10:00am – 4:30pm
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The Nelson Provincial Museum, Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough resident: $0.00
  • Adult: $5.00
  • Child: $3.00


Nelson Museum

The First World War was a transformative experience for many women. Opportunities to take on new roles and learn new skills saw these women become ambulance drivers, doctors, farmers and fund-raisers. They travelled the world, from Cairo to the Western Front, from Samoa to Serbia; or they remained at home, ‘doing their bit’ to keep businesses, farms and households afloat while their men served King and country in far away lands.

Women of Empire 1914-1918 draws on the personal experiences of New Zealand and Australian women during the First World War. Experiences illustrated by original costumes and accessories from the Dressing Australia Museum of Costume collection. The costumes of an era; of women in uniform, working women, women campaigning against conscription, women fundraising, women in mourning… the Women of Empire.

Women of Empire 1914-1918 is presented by Dressing Australia Museum of Costume. Touring New Zealand, Australia and possibly other overseas venues, the exhibition is a fitting First World War centenary tribute to the extraordinary Women of Empire.

Join a floor talk with exhibition curator Fiona Baverstock on 1 February: http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/women-of-empire-floor-talk/nelson

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