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Dame Cath Moves Up - A Personal Portrait

Television (Full Length) – 1990

Dame Catherine Tizard has been many things: mother, marriage celebrant, civic leader and Her Majesty's rep in NZ. Here Tizard takes reporter Marcia Russell through her life, from a Waikato town (where she was wary of becoming a farmer's wife); through marrying her uni lecturer; leading Auckland as mayor; to her Governor-General role. Her front-running story parallels societal changes that presented increased opportunities for Kiwi women. A roll-call of Governors-General outlines how for over 100 years the position was held exclusively by white British males.

Acknowledgements

This programme features archive footage from the following sources: Archives NZ/NFU, TV3 News, TVNZ News and TVNZ Enterprises

Made with funding from NZ On Air

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