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Make Her Praises Heard Afar

Make Her Praises Heard Afar
  

The history books tell us that about 550 New Zealand nurses went to World War One while other women stayed home, knitting, fundraising and looking after families and farms while the men were away. But many women went too - as doctors and ambulance drivers, munitions workers and m... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780473399658
Published 20 November 2017
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tolerton, Jane
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ISBN-13 9780473399658
ISBN-10 0473399652
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Booklovers Books
Publication Date 20 November 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tolerton, Jane
Category World History: First World War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 230mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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The history books tell us that about 550 New Zealand nurses went to World War One while other women stayed home, knitting, fundraising and looking after families and farms while the men were away. But many women went too - as doctors and ambulance drivers, munitions workers and mathematicians, civil servants and servicewomen in British units, and in many other roles. They mainly paid their own fares and worked for very little. Some provided amenities for soldiers and others, and these have often been attributed to the military or men's groups. Make her Praises Heard Afar introduces women whose contribution to the war effort has been overlooked, telling an astonishing story with extraordinary range and depth of research. The title's use of a phrase from the national anthem invites New Zealand women to recognise that they were us - 100 years ago. New Zealand women who have read World War One books by men and about men are ready to appreciate that women were there too. This book will appeal to a wide range of women - particularly those interested in women's history, feminism and World War One. There is much interest from family members of these women and from young women. The book is written for a wide readership in simple, accessible prose.

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Author's Bio

JANE TOLERTON, of Wellington, is the author of Ettie: A Life of Ettie Rout and Ettie Rout: New Zealand's safer sex pioneer, which concentrates on the war years. She set up the World War 1 Oral History Archive, with Nicholas Boyack, and interviewed 85 veterans, co-edited In the Shadow of War and wrote An Awfully Big Adventure: New Zealand World War One veterans tell their stories from the interviews. Her other books include Sixties Chicks and the best-selling Convent Girls. She has won the Dulux News Award, the Cowan Prize for Historical Journalism and a New Zealand Book Award. She received an ONZM for services to history in 2016.

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