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Napier Library reopeningWe're pleased to advise that our Napier Library will reopen to the public on Tuesday 13th April. Remedial works on the sprinkler system in the area of the MTG building that is occupied by the library are now complete. Our team are looking forward to being back soon and welcoming the community once more. Our pop-up in the Century Theatre foyer is still up and running along with the museum’s pop-up shop.

Work continues on the MTG Hawke’s Bay side of the building. The museum is expected to re-open in the middle of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pioneer women

by Sarah Ell
These are personal records, from diaries and letters, of courage, hard work, happiness and sadness, with a resolve that was essential for survival in this alien environment far from home in Europe.

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Big sister, little sister, red sister: three women at the heart of twentieth-century China

by Jung Chang
As China battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, each sister played an important, sometimes critical role, and left an indelible mark on history.

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Ladies can't climb ladders: the pioneering adventures of the first professional women

by Jane Robinson
The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 was one of the most significant pieces of legislation in modern Britain. But what actually happened when this bill was passed?

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Guiding lights: the extraordinary lives of lighthouse women

by Shona Riddell
Discover the stories of remarkable lighthouse women through the ages, and the myths and legends that surround them.

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From suffrage to a seat in the house: the path to parliament for New Zealand women

by Jenny Coleman
Although New Zealand was the first country to enfranchise women, it was not until 1919 - 26 years later - that women were entitled to stand as candidates in national elections.

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Maiden voyages: women and the Golden Age of transatlantic travel

by Sian Evans
Some travelled for leisure, some for work; others to find a new life, marriage, to reinvent themselves or find new opportunities. Their stories have remained largely untold - until now.

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Napier Library to reopen Tuesday 13 April
Napier Library will reopen to the public on Tuesday 13th April. Remedial works on the sprinkler system in the area of the MTG building that is occupied by the library are now complete. Napier Library staff are pleased that they’ll be back soon and are looking forward to welcoming the community once more.
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Positive progress on remedial building work
We are currently anticipating that public areas of the library will be open by the end of March or early April.
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