Paul, Annette (1863–1952)

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Paul, Annette (1863–1952)

New Zealand Salvation Army officer and social worker. Born Nov 4, 1863, in Auckland, New Zealand; died April 19, 1952, in Auckland; dau. of James Paul (military officer) and Annette (McKellar) Paul.

Attended early meetings of Salvation Army movement in Wellington (1883); became secretary for Rescue Affairs for Salvation Army (1890), then the 1st woman in New Zealand to hold staff rank (1894); rose through ranks to brigadier by 1902; helped establish many services provided to women and families in rescue missions, and was appointed to administer women's social work in South Australia (1902); resigned from Salvation Army (1911).

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