BWB Talks: Marilyn Waring on The Political Years (Wellington)

BWB Talks: Marilyn Waring on The Political Years (Wellington)

Cover of The Political Years book

In 1975 Marilyn Waring was elected to the New Zealand Parliament as the MP for Raglan.

Aged just 23 and only the fifteenth woman to enter Parliament, she served through the turbulent years of Muldoon’s government.

During her time in Parliament she was chair of the Public Expenditure Committee, before crossing the floor to support nuclear-free legislation which ultimately led to the fall of the National government.

The Political Years is an autobiographical account of her time at the forefront of male-dominated public life and sits alongside Marilyn’s other books, including Counting for Nothing and Still Counting.

Wednesday 22 May, 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm (doors open 5.30 pm)
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library
Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Free entry, all welcome

For more information contact events.natlib@dia.govt.nz or sasha.francis@bwb.co.nz

Event Date time: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 17:30 to 20:00