Story: Men and women in the city

Women parliamentarians (2nd of 2)

Women parliamentarians

This 1966 photo shows Labour MPs in the House of Representatives – among them, on the front bench, the long-serving Christchurch East MP Mabel Howard. As minister of health in the late 1940s, she had been the first woman cabinet minister. Behind her is the North Dunedin MP Ethel McMillan. McMillan was the first woman city councillor in Dunedin, a position she held from 1950 to 1980.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Politics-Labour Party 1-02
Photograph by M. J. Hill

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Man’s country, woman’s city?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2022)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010