Francis, Catherine Augusta (1836–1916)

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Francis, Catherine Augusta (1836–1916)

New Zealand teacher and headmistress. Name variations: Catherine Augusta Jupp. Born Catherine Augusta Jupp, Sept 16, 1836, in London, England; died Oct 19, 1916, in Wellington, New Zealand; dau. of Edward (tailor) and Catherine (Healy) Jupp; m. George Francis (post office clerk), 1865; children: 2 sons, 2 daughters.

Immigrated with parents to Adelaide, South Australia (1849), and taught school; immigrated to New Zealand with husband and children (1872); established infants' school in Wellington and served as headmistress (1878–1905).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 2).

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