Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thames (NZ): Women of Empire Exhibition

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Welcome to the women of empire 1914-1918
a unique international exhibition from 2015 to 2019
MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2015 - SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2015
CIVIC CENTRE, THAMES
BOOKING INFORMATION - TO BE ADVISED
 
they also served 1914 • 1918
we will remember them
ka maumahara tonu tatau ki a ratou

WOMEN of EMPIRE 1914-1918 takes us into the lives of around thirty of the women of Australia and New Zealand whose lives were transformed by their experiences in the First World War.

Women with medical training - doctors, nurses, masseuses - joined the men on warships, at Gallipoli, in Egypt and on the Western Front.  Women with guts and determination drove ambulances, became cooks and orderlies, red cross aides or motor cycle messengers.
Less well known are the experiences of those who stayed on the home front and replaced the men on farms, in banks and offices or did voluntary work making comforts and clothing for the troops or raised money for the women and children of Europe displaced by the war raging around them.  And, of course, the army of women who kept businesses, farms and households afloat whilst their menfolk were away.
More information at: Women of Empire Website

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