Story: Women’s movement

Women being served in a men-only bar (2nd of 2)

Women being served in a men-only bar

Women activists order food in a men-only bar at Wellington's New City Hotel, in 1970. Inside the bar, it was clear that 'men only' meant 'no women patrons' – women bar staff were acceptable. In this case, the women were allowed to have lunch. Whether all pub liberations were accepted so easily is not known – the presence of a newspaper photographer may have prevented regulars who objected from speaking up.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1970/3762/16

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How to cite this page:

Megan Cook, 'Women’s movement - The women’s liberation movement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011