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Welcome to my website. Things may look a bit clumsy while I revise this site, but I wish to share the hot news of the publication by Victoria University Press of Shirley Smith: An Examined Life.

The biography is to be launched by Hon Grant Robertson at Unity Books, Wellington, on Monday 10 June, 6.00 pm – 7.30 p.m. All welcome!

Window display at Unity Books, Wellington.

‘a fine and thorough biography’ – David Herkt, ‘Shirley Smith: An Examined Life: New book neatly captures her world and ideals’Sunday Star-Times

‘An unusual life, skilfully narrated’

‘… a fascinating biography … an important contribution to aspects of New Zealand’s social history in the mid-20th century.’

‘Sarah Gaitanos has done a great job ensuring that Shirley’s legacy is remembered.’ – Simon Nathan, ‘Woman in Law‘, Scoop Review of Books.