Professor Barbara Brookes from the University of Otago History Department spoke to a small but enthusiastic group of 15 OWLS on Thursday 16 June 2016 at the NZLS Branch Meeting Room. Her fascinating talk about “Past Injustices: History, Women, and the Law” was based on research from her new book A History of New Zealand Women and was extremely relevant to OWLS members. Those lucky enough to be in attendance were treated to an engaging, and at times, very entertaining talk showing how far women in New Zealand have come, and how much further we still have to go. Professor Brookes was a stellar presenter and we are grateful she gave up her time to speak with us. A very enjoyable evening all round!