Gard'ner, Elizabeth Anne (1858–1926)

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Gard'ner, Elizabeth Anne (1858–1926)

New Zealand teacher, administrator, and writer. Name variations: Elizabeth Anne Milne. Born Elizabeth Anne Milne, Dec 24, 1858, in Allerum, Sweden; died June 5, 1926, at Christchurch, New Zealand; dau. of Henry Alexander Milne (copper mill owner) and Elizabeth (Price) Milne; m. Richard Gard'ner (railroad agent), 1880.

Became skilled in culinary and household arts while in Sweden and introduced study of home science in New Zealand after immigrating with husband (1887); named superintendent of School of Domestic Instruction for Christchurch (1894); when school merged with Christchurch Technical College, served as head of domestic science department (1907–11); was 1st principal of Girls' Training Hostel (1913–16); co-compiled New Zealand Domestic Cookery Book and wrote Recipes for Use in School Cookery Classes.

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