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After pressure from local women and governors, Nelson College for Girls opened its gates on Friday, February 2, 1883. At the time there were only two other state...Read more about "Kate Edger "...
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...Read more about "Kate Cullen, signatory"...
A woman who concealed her true identity under the pen name Femina was New Zealand’s pioneer suffragist. A few years later the founding principal of Nelson College for...Read more about "Suffragists – Mary Ann Muller and Kate Edger"...
Nelson and Women’s Suffrage
The Women’s Suffrage Petition of 1893, which was a major contributor to the success of the Electoral Act in that same year, giving women the right to vote,...Read more about "Nelson and Women’s Suffrage "...
Nelson College for Girls
Secondary education for Nelson’s girls took a while While Nelson’s pioneering fathers (and no doubt mothers) supported the idea of college education for girls, it was to be 27...Read more about "Nelson College for Girls"...