23 Jul 2013

Barmaids in New Zealand

From Nine To Noon, 11:26 am on 23 July 2013

Susan Upton has worked as a librarian in Dunedin, Auckland and in Wellington at the Alexander Turnbull Library. For many years she worked as a researcher for the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography and the historical branch of Internal Affairs. After completing an MA in 1994 she decided it was time to give up doing research for other people and embark on a book of her own. She has researched the history of women barmaids in New Zealand resulting in her book 'Wanted, a Beautiful Barmaid (Women behind the bar in New Zealand, 1830-1976)'.