Do you have stories of women in your family who lived in New Zealand in the 1800’s? If so, we want to hear from you!
New Zealand singer-songwriter Rachel Dawick is collecting stories from all over New Zealand, which will then be used to create a new album of songs and a national resource for libraries.
“Researching into the songs written in the 1800s in NZ revealed a large gap in terms of those by women. It was a musical history dominated by men and therefore providing only half a story. If there weren’t the songs then the next best thing would be to discover the stories and write the songs myself.”
Write down the stories and drop them into your local Wellington City Libraries branch by 18 May or email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with ‘Rachel Dawick Stories’ in the subject line. Please note that stories provided to us are unable to be returned.
You will get your chance to see Rachel perform in Wellington when she will be giving two free live performances on Wednesday 18 May at Central Library (12-1pm) and Ruth Gotlieb Library, Kilbirnie (3.30-4.30pm).