NZ Oral History highlights women and cultural multiplicity

Project submitted for consideration should meet up with fact that it should relate with New Zealand’s past and its people.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 16-06-2018 08:11 IST | Created: 16-06-2018 08:06 IST
NZ Oral History highlights women and cultural multiplicity
As New Zealand marks 125 years of Women’s Suffrage it’s fitting that most of the project showcasing the lives and experiences of women. (Image Credit: Twitter)
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The New Zealand Oral History (NZOH) offers assistance to the interviews and recordings related to New Zealand's history and closed connection with the Pacific.

Project submitted for consideration should meet up with fact that it should relate with New Zealand's past and its people.

As New Zealand marks 125 years of Women's Suffrage it's fitting that most of the project showcasing the lives and experiences of women are among those supported by NZOH.

Some of the project submitted this year includes former students and staff from Queen Victoria School, Te Kura O Kuini Wikitoria will reflect the experiences of young Māori women.

Te Aratika Whanau Trust will explore the whakapapa of northern iwi and hapu through the eyes of kuia Mereana Waikanae Hoani, aged 86, and Dawn Nina Epiha, who is 93.

Stories from the Sisters Overseas Service(SOS), Georgie Craw will interview women involved in or assisted by SOS, a pro-choice organization set-up in the1970s.

SOS helped women travel to Australia for legal abortions at a time when the law made it difficult to have safe legal abortions here.

Also supporting video interviews undertaken by members of the Shakti Community Council for their project named The human cost of war: Voices of displaced women.

The filmed recordings will feature in a documentary account of survival in times of war and conflict.

Arts and culture feature with projects focused on the Christchurch Operatic Society's 80 years of show business, the life and work of artist Tony Fomison, and on the development of professional performing arts groups supporting people with disabilities.

Another project focuses on Samoan elders and their close relationship with the land, which encompasses a philosophy of sustaining and nurturing life.

Applications for NZOH awards are considered by a committee of New Zealand historians and a representative from the Alexander Turnbull Library's Oral History Centre.

The awards are administered by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

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