Boys-Smith, Winifred Lily (1865–1939)

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Boys-Smith, Winifred Lily (1865–1939)

New Zealand science artist and lecturer, professor, and school principal. Born Nov 7, 1865, in Wiltshire, England; died Jan 1, 1939, in Hampshire, England; dau. of John Boys Smith (cleric) and Rosamond Georgiana (Cox) Boys Smith.

Educated in England and published numerous illustrations in contemporary botanical texts (1890s); traveled to US on scholarship to study various education programs, including domestic science (1906–07); was the 1st professor of home science and domestic arts at University of Otago (1911–20); established private school, Amberley Girls' Collegiate School, in Christchurch (1920); returned to England (1921).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 3).