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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"...
Margaret Churchward, business woman
Margaret was born in her family's Nelson Street home in Blenheim in 1915, as the only child of William and Lucy Churchward. William was a well known lawyer...Read more about "Margaret Churchward, business woman"...
Bickleen Fong, author
Ng Bickleen Fong (1931-1998) “This country is no longer a place of sojourn, but my home.” bickleen Bickleen Fong. Image supplied by author Bickleen Fong was born in Canton, coming to...Read more about "Bickleen Fong, author"...
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"...
Marlborough Women Standing tall
*Strong Women - Standing tall* The franchising of women did not immediately change women’s lives for the better. There was still discrimination and few opportunities available. However there are remarkable women...Read more about "Marlborough Women Standing tall"...
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