Katie Pickles

Katie Pickles is Professor of History at the University of Canterbury and current Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi James Cook Research Fellow, University of Canterbury

Society
Jul 5, 2020

The secret that influenced Kate Sheppard’s suffrage mission

The family of Kate Sheppard kept an important secret – one that possibly explains a lot about her life, her beliefs and her motivation.

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Society
Feb 12, 2020

A mufti day is enormous fun. But time to give it a new name

Let's disentangle the prized day of casual clothing from its colonial connotations.

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Society
Nov 6, 2019

Introducing Mrs Cook: in search of history’s ‘other half’

Tuia 250 commemorations have pressed the mute button on sexual intimacy as part of the colonial encounter.

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Society
Sep 19, 2018

How come little NZ was the first country where women won the right to vote?

Why did a global first happen in a small and isolated corner of the South Pacific?

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