Powell, Mary Sadler (1854/55?–1946)

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Powell, Mary Sadler (1854/55?–1946)

New Zealand temperance reformer, suffragist, and writer. Name variations: Aunt Kate. Born probably in 1854 or 1855, in Gloucestershire, England; died Mar 8, 1946, in Dunedin, New Zealand; dau. of William Powell (cleric) and Mary (Sadler) Powell.

Immigrated to New Zealand (1885); active in New Zealand Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), from 1885, and organized for New Zealand Alliance; under pen name Aunt Kate, wrote column "Our Girls" for New Zealand Methodist; involved in WCTU's campaign for women's suffrage.

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

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