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Kate Edger: The life of a pioneering feminist

Kate Edger: The life of a pioneering feminist (Paperback)

By Morrow, Diana

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In 1877, Kate Edger became the first woman to graduate from a New Zealand university. The New Zealand Herald enthusiastically hailed her achievement as 'the first rays of the rising sun of female intellectual advancement'. Edger went on to become a pioneer of women's education in... New Zealand. She also worked tirelessly to mitigate violence against women and children and to fortify their rights through progressive legislation. She campaigned for women's suffrage and played a prominent role in the Women's Christian Temperance Union and in Wellington's Society for the Protection of Women and Children. Later in life she advocated international diplomacy and co-operation through her work for the League of Nations Union. Diana Morrow tells the story of this remarkable New Zealand woman's life and, in the process, provides valuable insights into the role of women social reformers in our history and Edger's place within a distinctive strand of nineteenth-century Christian feminism.
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ISBN 9781988592640
Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
Publisher Otago University Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781988592640
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Published 30 Mar 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Morrow, Diana
Category History
Australasian & Pacific History
Civil Rights & Citizenship
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 276
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
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NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade