The Norgrove Sisters, signatories
Emma (1848-1945) and Kate (1853-1927) Norgrove, signatories
Emma and Kate Norgrove moved to Blenheim as children with their parents in 1861.
When the sisters arrived in Blenheim the only school was a co-educational one, and they were not allowed to attend. In 1864 William Norgrove built a house for his family on the corner of Dillon and Maxwell Road. This picturesque house with its beautiful gardens soon became a Blenheim landmark. Emma was an avid gardener and cared for the garden into old age.
The Norgrove women attended sewing bees supervised by May Anne Muller, a neighbour living only a few houses away.
They later went on to run a small store in Blenheim, Marlborough.
Sources used in this story
- Ross, Megan. (2018) The Big Book of Marlborough Women. Blenheim, NZ : Marlborough Museum Archives & Marlborough Heritage Trust
- Local & general news (1913, April 17) Marlborough Express, p.3
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