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For Home and Country, Women's Institutes of Hawkes Bay

Free
For Home and Country, Women


This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of a New Zealand Women’s Institute (WI) at Rissington, Hawke’s Bay, on 27 February 1921. The founder was Anna Elizabeth Jerome Spencer (1872–1955), who lived and worked in Hawke’s Bay for most of her life. The aim of the Institutes were to provide opportunities whereby rural women, often isolated from one another, and lacking any organised support structure, could meet other women and gather and share information. Institutes became the main focus for adult education and social activity in many rural settlements and rural towns throughout New Zealand.

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When

Friday 30 July, 9:30am to 5:00pm

Saturday 31 July, 9:30am to 5:00pm

Cost

Restrictions: All Ages

Free

Where

MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
1 Tennyson St, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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