Weston, Jessie Edith (1867–1944)

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Weston, Jessie Edith (1867–1944)

New Zealand novelist. Born 1867; died 1944.

Wrote one of first novels to deal with Maori or part-Maori character, Ko Meri (1890); novel does not depart from western stereotypes of Maoris and expresses the belief that Maoris were a dying race.

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