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Playing pool in the parliamentary Members' lounge


Labour Members of Parliament Dorothy Jelicich (left) and Mary Batchelor play pool in the Members' lounge in 1975. Women were not particularly welcome in this space. Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan pressed for an area of the lounge to be devoted to newspapers and magazines, but she got only a tiny screened-off corner.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Dominion Post Collection
Reference: EP/1975/2033/24A
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