Story: Davies, Sonja Margaret Loveday

Fellow unionists

Fellow unionists

Surrounded by male unionists, Sonja Davies listens to speakers at the 1978 Federation of Labour (FoL) conference. That year Davies was elected to the FoL executive, but she found it difficult to be the ‘token woman’ on this and other committees. Male dominance of meetings was an issue for her in peace movements as well as political organisations.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1978/1637/26A-F
Photograph by Merv Griffiths

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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, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6d1/davies-sonja-margaret-loveday/page-5 (accessed 20 June 2019)