Nellie Scanlan, author
Ellen Margaret Scanlan, 1882-1968, New Zealand's most widely read popular novelist of the 1930s and 1940s. She was born in Picton on 15 January 1882, of Irish Catholic...Read more about "Nellie Scanlan, author"...
Bessie Te Wenerau Grace, educational leader
Bessie Te Wenerau Grace, 1889-1944, was the first Māori woman to receive a degree from a university. Bessie Grace Bessie Grace. Image supplied by author In the first half...Read more about "Bessie Te Wenerau Grace, educational leader"...
Edith Rudd, nurse
Edith Rudd (nee Lewis), 1891-1982, served in World War I and World War II and was matron of Wairau Hospital for 20 years between the wars. Edith Lewis Edith Rudd,...Read more about "Edith Rudd, nurse"...
Pauline Alice Bennett, pilot
Pauline (Susie) Alice Bennett was born in 1906 to Ida and Dr. James Freeborn Bennett. She attended St. Mary’s School in Blenheim. bennett Pauline Bennett, pilot. Image supplied by author ...Read more about "Pauline Alice Bennett, pilot"...
Mary Isoline Watson, wandering washerwoman
Mary Watson, 1906-1968, married at an early age and settled on a farm at Seddon. Here she became Marlborough's first woman motor cycle rider. mary watson Mary Watson. Image supplied...Read more about "Mary Isoline Watson, wandering washerwoman"...
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