Story: Men and women in the city

Bar, 1971

Bar, 1971

In the 1970s feminists ‘liberated’ their city’s public bars by demanding to be served. Their actions made it easier for women to enter the formerly male domain to drink and socialise. In this 1971 view of a bar in Wellington’s Hotel De Brett, men and women chat around a table while a pub band plays in the background.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1971/4865/26-F

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How to cite this page:

Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Men’s and inclusive spaces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/24608/bar-1971 (accessed 26 February 2020)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010