Pioneer women / edited by Sarah Ell.
Contributor(s): Ell, Sarah [author,, editor.].Material type: BookSeries: NZ series: Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Oratia Books, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 98 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: rdamedia Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780947506599 (paperback); 0947506594.Subject(s): Women pioneers -- New Zealand -- Children's nonfiction | Women -- New Zealand -- History -- 19th century -- Children's nonfiction | New Zealand -- Biography -- Children's nonfiction
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Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction -- The voyage out. 'Hopeful' ; Charlotte Godley ; Jane Findlayson -- A new life. Harriet Langford ; Sarah Higgins ; Martha Adams ; Alicia Wilhemina Chitty -- Adventures and explorations. Sarah Mathew ; Caroline Chevalier ; Eleanor Adams -- War and disaster. Elizabeth Holman ; Rhoda Coote ; Lady Mary Anne Barker ; Amy Paterson -- Women at work. Jane Maria Richmond ; Lizzie Heath ; Margaret Fidler ; Ellen Wilson and other witnesses.
This fascinating collection of writings and reflections by some of the pioneer women who came to New Zealand in the nineteenth century reveals the challenges they faced and overcame when they arrived in their new country. These are personal records, from diaries and letters, of courage, hard work, happiness and sadness, with a resolve that was essential for survival in this alien environment far from home in Europe. These women proved themselves physically and mentally capable of overcoming the challenges they faced. Accompanied by portraits of the women, newspaper clippings, and important visual markers of their tenacity such as the Women's Suffrage Petition, Pioneer Women celebrates the legacy of these remarkable pioneers.