Pacific Matildas: Susan Davis breaking ground in 1950s New Zealand

India Dilkes-Hall, Susanna Davies

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Locating women’s roles and contributions within historical archives is complicated, especially when women are not listed as authors and instead identified as ‘wives’, ‘assistants’, and/or ‘indigenous guides’. To date, the Pacific Matildas project has identified 50 Pacific Matildas, their careers spanning three centuries (e.g., Rose de Freycinet c. 1817 and Janet Davison 2019). In contrast, lists only nine 'women archaeologists'. Here we shine the spotlight on Susan Davis.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationAustralasian Women in Ancient world Studies
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2021


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