Kate Cullen, signatory


Kate (Catherine) Cullen (1855-1938?) was 38 when she signed the petition. She was born inIreland in 1855, and probably came to New Zealand with her brother John
(who later became NZ Commissioner of Police) in 1876, at age 21.

Kate Cullens store

Kate Cullen's Store. Image supplied by author

Kate Cullen
Kate Cullen, signatory. Photos supplied by the Marlborough Museum

Kate owned a Draper's shop on Market Street (where Cresswells is now) selling hats and clothes for ladies and children. Kate never married, and was active in Blenheim's social circles, attending and hosting parties and socials.



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 (1906, September 27), p.2

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From Papers Past:

  • Marlborough Express, v. xxxix, issue 215. September 1906

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