Story: Davies, Sonja Margaret Loveday

Sonja Davies, 1971

Sonja Davies, 1971

In 1971, when this photograph was taken, Sonja Davies promoted the idea of a wage for women looking after children at home. This sparked a hostile reaction, and she was accused by many of trying to destroy family life.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1971/2384/21-F

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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, (accessed 14 August 2020)