In Nelson, Sonja Davies became involved in community and political groups, including the Labour Party. In 1955 she was among a group of women who protested against the closure of the Nelson railway by sitting on the tracks at the Kiwi station. She was one of nine women who were arrested and fined.
Listen to her talk about her memories of that time.
Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Sonja Davies – I/V/Reference number TCDR2800).
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Reference: Sonja Davies, Bread and Roses: her story. Masterton: Fraser Books, 1984, between pp. 160 and 161.
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