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Ministry of Women's Affairs, 1986 (3rd of 3)

Ministry of Women's Affairs, 1986

In 1985 the Ministry of Women's Affairs was formed to bring women's perspectives to the attemtion of other government departments. The following year, when this photo was taken, the ministry's secretary (or head official) Mary O'Regan listed some of its activities as offering women's views on housing, reviewing equal pay and making submissions on the place and treatment of women and girls in the education system. Picture are (from left): Penny Fenwick (deputy secretary), Miriama Evans (director of Te Ohu Whakatupu, the Māori women's secretariat within the ministry), Mary O'Regan and Jill Abigail (director of information and liaison).

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Richard Shaw, 'Public service - Reform, 1912 to 1962', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33023/ministry-of-womens-affairs-1986 (accessed 6 August 2021)

Story by Richard Shaw, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Mar 2021