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LIMMUD | Sunday 13 June @Diocesan School for Girls, Epsom

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Sunday, June 13 • 10:10am - 11:10am
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Historically, if you desired a child and could not fulfil that need in the traditional way, you adopted. This was so common that from the inception of the Adoption Act 1955 until the early 90’s over 91,000 children were acquired for adoption. These numbers tell an important story. But perhaps not the story you think. Barbara Sumner will speak in conversation with Tanya Thomson on this topic.

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Barbara Sumner

Barbara Sumner is a multi-award-winning Oscar short-listed documentary filmmaker and former magazine features writer, turned author. Her memoir, Tree of Strangers, was published by Massey University Press in 2020. She is currently working on The Mystifications, a novel of astral travel... Read More →
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Tanya Thomson

Tanya is a serial Limmud-attendee, previous organiser and current interviewer. This gives her an excuse to read books, speak to interesting people and have lots of coffees in the name of research. Occasionally she is forced to pay attention to her actual job and feed her children... Read More →


Sunday June 13, 2021 10:10am - 11:10am NZST
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