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Elsie Violet Locke
17 August 19128 April 2001

Also known as: Elsie Violet Farrelly; Elsie Violet Freeman.

New Zealand author, feminist, and activist.

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This unsigned watercolour [Woman and child] by Joseph Jenner Merrett is the first known record of a Māori woman reading. It was painted between 1841 and 1843 and is one of the works in the album presented to Eliza Hobson (Governor Hobson's widow) when she left New Zealand in 1843. The original album, in the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library, was reproduced in 1990 as Mrs Hobson's Album (Auckland University Press in association with the Library) with commentary and catalogue by Elsie…


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