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Talking History: Adjustable Marriages on the Goldfields

Talking History: Adjustable Marriages on the Goldfields

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  • Thu 27 Jan ’22, 6:00pm – 7:00pm


Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House, 83 Clyde Road, Ilam, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $0.00

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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 booked in advance through Eventbrite (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:

There is no parking on-site, so please find a park in the surrounding streets or at the University of Canterbury's Clyde Carpark on Arts Road (free on weekends).

Wheelchair accessible, please call to book accessible car parking (limited spaces available onsite).

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