Maxwell, Alice Heron (1860–1949)

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Maxwell, Alice Heron (1860–1949)

New Zealand preservationist. Born Oct 9, 1860, in Kilmore, Victoria, Australia; died July 24, 1949, in Te Papa, New Zealand; dau. of Andrew Maxwell (minister) and Euphemia Ballingall (Johnston) Maxwell.

Preserved historic Te Papa mission station and grounds, renamed The Elms, through sale of own land and through fund-raising events; opened property to visitors (mid-1920s); broadcast a series of interviews about The Elms (1920s) which were published as Memories of a Mission House (1942).

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