Emily Hill

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Emily Hill (5 September 1847 – 27 August 1930) was a New Zealand teacher, temperance worker and suffragist.

She was born on 5 September 1847 as Emily Knowles. She immigrated to Christchurch in 1873 with her husband Henry Hill, who had proposed to her less than a month before their departure for New Zealand.[1] Between 1875 and 1878, he was headmaster at Christchurch East School[2] and she was in charge of the infants' department.[1] They moved to Napier, where she became prominent in women's suffrage.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Upton, Victoria. "Emily Hill". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Kay Morris. "Henry Hill". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.