Story: Davies, Sonja Margaret Loveday

On the set of Bread and roses

On the set of Bread and roses

Sonja Davies became widely known when a film based on her 1984 autobiography, Bread and roses, was released in 1992. She is pictured on the film set, standing between a locomotive and truck from the 1940s. Focusing on the years of her political awakening, the film (directed by Gaylene Preston) was a fitting tribute to a long career of fighting for political change.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1993/4561/11A-F
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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How to cite this page:

Anne Else. 'Davies, Sonja Margaret Loveday', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6d1/davies-sonja-margaret-loveday/page-6 (accessed 10 December 2019)