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Talking History: Adjustable Marriages on the Goldfields

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Kate Sheppard House

83 Clyde Road

Christchurch, Canterbury 8041

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Julia Bradshaw shares details of the legal position of women during New Zealand’s gold–rush period.

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In this Talking History evening event, Julia Bradshaw explains how the turmoil of the goldfields provided a chance for people to reinvent themselves, an opportunity that some women used to escape undesirable legal and social restrictions. The presentation shares stories of some inventive women and accounts of divorce and bigamy.

Julia Bradshaw is Senior Curator Human History at Canterbury Museum. She has a special interest in New Zealand’s gold-rushes, Chinese, women and remote places and her publications have covered these topics.

Price: Free/Koha at the door (cash only)

Tickets must be purchased in advance (no door sales).

Covid-19 Protection Framework update

Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House is now open under the traffic light system.

To visit us, you will need to present your Vaccine Pass to staff and follow our requirements for the traffic light setting on the day, which you can find here: https://www.visitheritage.co.nz/about/hnzpt-covid-19-information/

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Limited parking is available on the street, please allow extra time for parking during university term time. Try the University of Canterbury's pay and display Clyde carpark on Arts Road (5 minute walk), or take bus 100 or 120, which both have stops outside on Clyde Road. Please contact us prior to booking if you require accessible parking.


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Kate Sheppard House

83 Clyde Road

Christchurch, Canterbury 8041

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Kate Sheppard House is proudly cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

For any queries, or for group bookings larger than 12, please email us at katesheppardhouse@heritage.org.nz or call us on 03 341 1360.

We currently offer guided and self-guided tours, including a tour and tea experience, for you to discover the inspiring and world-changing story of Kate Sheppard and the New Zealand women's suffrage movement.

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