Sonja Davies

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Sonja Davies

Sonja Davies (November 11, 1923 – June 12, 2005) was a New Zealand trade unionist and peace campaigner. Davies was a Member of Parliament between 1987 and 1993.[1]


2002 - Patrons of OXFAM are Dame Silvia Cartwright, Sonja Davies, Dame Miriam Dell, Ken Douglas, Sir Randal Elliott, Hon. George Gair, Sir Edmund Hillary, Keri Hulme, Chris Laidlaw, Rt Hon David Lange CH, Maurice Shadbolt, Jack Shallcrass, Dame Catherine Tizard, Dr. Ranginui Walker, Dr. Marilyn Waring.

Masterton union rally


Ruth Dyson, Georgina Beyer, Sonja Davies, Dennis Rockell.

Conference on Human Rights

By the late 80s, Bob Rigg was Amnesty International NZ Executive Director. In 1989, he was on the steering committee, with Jocelyn Armstrong, Manuka Henare, Dave Cuthbert, Rae Julian and Sonja Davies of a Ministry of External Relations and Trade funded closed conference on Human Rights that was held at Parliament in May that year. Most attendees tended to the left.

Meeting Shirley Lens

1988 April 25, Barney Richards wrote article in SUP's Tribune about prominent US peace activist and unionist Shirley Lens. He had just escorted her, introducing her to peace activists and trade union leaders, including: CTU President & SUP member Ken Douglas, Sonja Davies, members of IPPNW, member of Coalition for Democracy in Fiji, Peace House, Victoria University, Secretary Shop Employees Union.


1978 May, Ken Douglas was elected to executive of FOL at national conference (as were Sonja Davies and Wes Cameron).

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