Activities & Projects
A solo exhibition, part of an ongoing project that revisits the biography of First World War intern Dr. Hjelmar von Danneville. At Wellington's Enjoy Gallery, Feb-March 2018.
A public talk by Jane Tolerton, exploring the story of New Zealand women in Egypt, on Lemnos, in England and Malta. At Palmerston North Public Library 18 April 2018.
In this talk Jane Tolerton explores how the feminist 1890s fuelled female ambition and how this was expressed in the fight for suffrage and in the 1914-1918 war. National Library, 28 February 2018.
An audio-visual show and display at Wellington's Great War Exhibition focussing on the myriad ways New Zealand women faced the realities of the First World War. 23 Feb - 19 April 2018.
Jane Tolerton speaks about her new book looking at the many roles NZ women played overseas in the First World War. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 9 Nov 2017, 5.30pm
Author Jane Tolerton is set to discuss the true stories of Wellington women in the First World War, drawing on research from her new book. Booklovers B&B, Wellington, 29 October 2017, 4pm.
This new publication by Professor Kay Morris Matthews and co-published by Tairawhiti Museum and EIT is about making visible the work that NZ women undertook overseas during the First World War.
An exhibition and associated publication featuring women with links to Gisborne who served or volunteered in the First World War. At Tairawhiti Museum from 24 March to 16 July 2017.
The role of Tairāwhiti women who served overseas in the First World War is the focus of this public lecture at the Tairāwhiti Museum on 25 April 2016.
This book records, for the first time, biographies and stories about the nurses (both registered and unregistered) and chaplains with a Nelson/Tasman connection, who served in the First World War.
Women of Empire 1914-1918 draws on the personal experiences of New Zealand women during the First World War. Join an exhibition floor talk at The Nelson Provincial Museum on 1 February 2016.
Mothers, Daughters, Wives is a concert that focuses on those who are often left behind at times of war. Performed on 14 November 2015 at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
Jude Turner will host a talk about the history of the nurses lost when the Marquette sank in 1915 in the Nurses’ Memorial Chapel Garden at Christchurch Hospital on 25 October 2015.
This exhibition at Dunedin's Otago Museum telling the story of three local nurses as they care for wounded soldiers during the Great War. Runs from 1 October 2015 - 31 January 2016.
Victoria University of Wellington hosts a talk on patriotic women travellers during the First World War on 18 September 2015.
Celebrate the 122nd anniversary of votes for New Zealand women and come along for an informal launch of Jane Tolerton’s new book at Little Peckish Cafe, Wellington, on 19 September 2015.
A project to research the stories of First World War pacifist women and men in Canterbury, which will also organise several plays about Austrian First World War pacifist Bertha von Suttner.
A play based on the prolific First World War fundraiser Helena Barnard, performed by St Mary's Diocesan School students. At The Castle, Stratford, from 11-13 August 2015.
At Napier's MTG on 5 July 2015, Professor Kay Morris Matthews will be discussing her research into woman in the First World War, with a focus on women from the East Coast and Hawke's Bay.
The true cost of war, as felt by New Zealand women, will be explored by the Voice Arts Trust at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea on 28 March 2015.
Bringing to life, through words and music, the stories of New Zealand women at home and abroad during the First World War. At Auckland Museum from 16-19 April 2015.
A special issue of the Women's Studies Journal, including articles engaging in historical critique of women's experiences in the First World War, is to be published in June 2016.
A Women’s Studies Association (NZ) event for women to consider war and peace, the First World War commemorations and our place in history. Held at St John's in the City, 28 March 2015.
A Women’s Studies Association (NZ) event for women to consider war and peace, the First World War commemorations and our place in history. At Ferndale House on 12 April 2015.
Women of Empire 1914-1918 takes us into the lives of around 30 Anzac women whose lives were transformed by their experiences in the First World War. Exhibiting in Australia & New Zealand.
The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) is producing a 2015 diary acknowledging the First World War that has a particular focus on its impact on women.
Margaret Sparrow shares the life of Ettie Rout, a sexual health campaigner whose activism saw her both decorated and shunned. Gus Fisher Gallery, 19 September 2014.
Professor Barbara Brookes, History and Art History, University of Otago, gives insight into New Zealand women's contribution to the First World War. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 August 2014
Jane Tolerton's book Ettie Rout: New Zealand’s safer sex pioneer details the achievements of a woman who pioneered safer sex initiatives for New Zealand troops in the First World War.
Women at the Front (working title) is a new international theatre collaboration for WW100 between Ake Ake Theatre Company NZ and Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic (Dah Teatar) Serbia. Funded by Creative NZ.
This September 2015 voyage – Athens to Istanbul – remembers New Zealand nurses lost on the Marquette and Australian nurses on Lemnos treating the casualties of the battles of August 1915.