Dunedin South MP
28 September 2015
Louise Nicholas to deliver 4th Dame Dorothy Fraser lecture
The woman who took on the police force over rape and abuse and won will deliver the fourth annual Dame Dorothy Fraser
Lecture tonight in Dunedin.
She will be introduced by Labour’s deputy leader and health spokesperson Hon. Annette King, Dunedin South MP Clare
“The theme of the keynote speech is ‘How a woman who spoke up about rape and abuse brought about systematic change for
“The lecture series is designed to celebrate the vast contribution of the late Dame Dorothy Fraser (1926-2015) to the
Dunedin South community. A stalwart in the Dunedin community, Dame Dorothy served on numerous health boards and as a
city councillor. She was also married to Labour MP for St. Kilda, Bill Fraser and died in May.
“The fourth annual Dame Dorothy Fraser lecture will keep to the tradition of celebrating the achievements of strong New
Zealand women, and reflecting on their contributions to society. The purpose of these lectures is to get insight from
women of calibre who have made their mark on New Zealand.
“Former Labour Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, CTU President Helen Kelly, and former MP Dr. Marilyn Waring have
delivered the first, second, and third lectures respectively” Clare Curran said.
When: 7.45pm - 9:15pm Monday 28 September (NOTE LECTURE WILL START AT 8PM)
Where: King’s and Queen’s Performing Arts Centre, 270 Bayview Road, Dunedin