Palmer, Alice May (1886–1977)

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Palmer, Alice May (1886–1977)

New Zealand labor activist, feminist, editor, and public official. Born Aug 6, 1886, at Gordon, near Gore, New Zealand; died on June 26, 1977, in Silverstream, New Zealand; dau. of Walter Henry Palmer (court clerk), and Alice (Shepard) Palmer; Victoria College, BA, 1912.

As result of Public Service Act of 1912, became one of 1st women to be hired by New Zealand Public Service Association (PSA, 1914); fought for equal pay and was elected 1st woman executive vice president of PSA (1934); edited New Zealand School Journal and New Zealand Education Gazette (late 1930s).

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

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