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This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: There is very light browning to the edges of the first page. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 170x241mm.
Pages: 237
Publisher: Fraser Books
Publication date: 2009 first edition


Women and their Words
By Janet McCallum

Notable Pioneers in New Zealand Journalism

As historian Charlotte Macdonald writes in her foreword:

"The rich new trove of information detailing the many women who took up their pens as freelance writers, jobbing journalists, occasional editors, and even more occasional proprietors, is hugely interesting and immensely valuable."

The first women who played their parts in New Zealand journalism were truly pioneering. Most parts of the publishing process were completely off-limits to women until the second half of the 20th century. Even journalism - on newspapers and in magazines - was strictly proscribed. In this survey of women in New Zealand journalism from the 1860s until the 1940s, Janet McCallum explores the role women played in the early decades of the country's media and how they first became journalists, editor,, publishers, and broadcasters. There are fascinating stories of women who, through talent and circumstances, broke longstanding taboos and had lengthy and successful careers on newspapers, magazines or as freelancers. Even on the women's and children's pages of newspapers they were routinely assigned to they gained enthusiastic followings difficult to imagine today.


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