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Rees, Annie Lee (1864–1949)

Rees, Annie Lee (1864–1949)

New Zealand writer, teacher, and lawyer. Name variations: Lily Rees. Born April 24, 1864, at Beechworth, Victoria, Australia; died Aug 20, 1949, at Gisborne, New Zealand; dau. of William Lee Rees (cleric) and Hannah Elizabeth (Staite) Rees; University of Otago, BA, 1901, MA, 1902, LLB, 1910.

Helped father write political pamphlets and published articles on historical and current topics (1890s); taught in Boer concentration camps of South Africa (1902); founded Cook County College in Gisborne. Received Coronation Medal (1937).

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

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