Fraser, Annie Isabel (1868–1939)

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Fraser, Annie Isabel (1868–1939)

New Zealand community leader. Name variations: Annie Isabel McLean. Born Sept 21, 1868, in Andersons Bay, Dunedin, New Zealand; died Mar 8, 1939, in Christchurch, New Zealand; dau. of George (merchant) and Isabella (Holmes) McLean; m. Charles Anderson Fraser, 1898 (died 1932); children: 2 daughters.

Helped found Te Waipounamu College for Maori Girls at Ohoka (c. 1918); active in National Council of Women of New Zealand; appointed to Prisons Board (1929); founding member of branch of League of Nations Union of New Zealand in Christchurch (1930s). Received King George V Silver Jubilee Medal and British Empire Medal (1935).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 4).