Jane Tolerton is an experienced historian and a lively story teller. Her two books on Ettie Rout have been immensely popular.
Now she has written a well-researched account of New Zealand women’s work overseas in the First World War, including gripping stories of heroic women such as Ida Malone (wife of Col. William Malone), Dr Grace Russell, and Kitty Mair (daughter of Gilbert Mair).
At her public talk to the Friends of Turnbull Library on 9 November, about 150 people – including some descendants of the women she has written about – turned up to be entertained and enlightened.
“Make Her Praises Heard Afar: New Zealand women overseas in World War One” has been published by Booklovers Books.