Jane Watson, dressmaker
Jane Watson, a dressmaker, first appears in the Marlborough Express advertising for two apprentices in 1876. At this stage she is based on the corner of Auckland and...Read more about "Jane Watson, dressmaker"...
Elizabeth Lissaman, potter
Elizabeth Hazel Lissaman was born in Blenheim on 11 October 1901, the second of six children of Helen Eva Bligh and her husband, Henri Lissaman, a sheep farmer. She...Read more about "Elizabeth Lissaman, potter"...
Sybil Lupp, racing driver
Sybil (or Sibyl as is shown on the birth registrar) was born in Hawke's Bay in 1916. In the early 1920s, her family moved back to Blenheim, where...Read more about "Sybil Lupp, racing driver"...
Annie Dolly Anituhia MacDonald Neame, weaver
Annie (Dolly) Anituhia MacDonald Neame (1916– 1995) "One day while sitting alone a thought came to me - I'd just love to make a feather cloak. Well, after...Read more about "Annie Dolly Anituhia MacDonald Neame (1916 - 1995)"...
Jenny Shipley, politician
Jenny Shipley gained the most powerful role in Government as Prime Minister of New Zealand, just over a century after Jane Watson[sitetree_link,id=930] was struggling to care for her family. “Equality...Read more about "Jenny Shipley, politician"...
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