Bloodworth, Rhoda Alice (1889–1980)

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Bloodworth, Rhoda Alice (1889–1980)

New Zealand labor activist and feminist. Name variations: Rhoda Alice Aspin. Born June 22, 1889, in Skipton, Yorkshire, England; died Dec 23, 1980, at Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand; dau. of James Aspin (loomer) and Maria Jane Aspin; m. Thomas Bloodworth (carpenter), 1912 (died 1974); children: 1.

Immigrated with parents to New Zealand (1901); was a founding member of Women's Progressive Society (1913); helped establish Workers' Educational Association (1915); member of Auckland Women's International and Political League, served as president in 1918; also belonged to Women's Christian Temperance Union of New Zealand, and New Zealand Society for the Protection of Women and Children; elected to Auckland Electric Power Board (1955).