Story: Davies, Sonja Margaret Loveday

Sonja Davies, 1985

In 1985 Sonja Davies was a vice-president of the Federation of Labour. She was the first woman to be elected to this position – a personal triumph, given her many years of advocating equal rights for women. Listen to her discuss her views on the value of women’s work in the home in 1990.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1985/2026/6-F
Photograph by Ian Mackley

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.

Sound file from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Radio New Zealand Collection. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision (Morning Report. 1990-09-19. Women’s suffrage, 97th anniversary of the vote/Reference number MR900919).

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, (accessed 13 April 2024)