Freeman, Caroline (c. 1855–1914)

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Freeman, Caroline (c. 1855–1914)

New Zealand teacher and school principal. Born c. 1855 or 1856, in Yorkshire, England; died Aug 16, 1914, in Christchurch, New Zealand; dau. of William (farmer) and Ann (Holden) Freeman; University of Otago, BA, 1885.

First woman to enroll and graduate from University of Otago (1885); established and co-administered two schools for girls, Girton College, in Dunedin and Christchurch (1886).

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