Story: Men and women in the city

Nocturnal attack

Nocturnal attack

Women have had less freedom of movement at night than men because they were more vulnerable to attack. This newspaper report from the Bay of Plenty Times in April 1893 details a vicious assault on a Dunedin woman.

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Reference: Bay of Plenty Times, 28 April, 1893, p. 3

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Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Nights, sex and love', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010