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Tea & Talk: Girls Mutual Improvement Society of Warkworth

6 September @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Girls Mutual Improvement

In the 1890’s a Warkworth grocer named James Byrt Jordon and his wife Mary Jane had four daughters. On Mrs Jordon’s initiative the Girls’ Mutual Improvement Society was formed on April 11, 1893, to promote improvement in the young women of Warkworth. Meetings commencing at 7pm were to be held at member’s homes on the Friday nearest to the full moon, or, if weather inclement, the Monday following. Subjects included the American War of Independence and Women’s Suffrage. New Zealand women voted for the first time that year. A debate was held on whether an only daughter should marry or devote her life to caring for her parents and brothers.

Join us on Friday 6th September at 10am, to learn more about the Girls Mutual Improvement Society and those involved.

Speaker: Dianne Morgan

Cost: $10 per person

Booking essential: warkworthmuseum@xtra.co.nz


6 September
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Warkworth Museum
09 425 7093


Warkworth Museum
The Parry Kauri Park, Tudor Collins Drive
Warkworth, Warkworth 0910 New Zealand
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