Marilyn Waring’s ‘The Political Years’ (talk at National Library, Wellington, 22 May 2019)

In 1975 Marilyn Waring was elected to the New Zealand Parliament as the MP for Raglan.

Aged just 23 and only the fifteenth woman to enter Parliament, she served through the turbulent years of Muldoon’s government. During her time in Parliament she was chair of the Public Expenditure Committee, before crossing the floor to support nuclear-free legislation which ultimately led to the fall of the National government.

The Political Years is an autobiographical account of her time at the forefront of male-dominated public life and sits alongside Marilyn’s other books, including Counting for Nothing and Still Counting.

The talk will be chaired by Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw and is part of the BWB Talks series.

Date: Wednesday, 22 May, 2019

Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon