Women with a Mission: Rediscovering Missionary Wives in Early New Zealand

Author(s): Cathy Ross

NZ Non Fiction

Women with a Mission rediscovers the lives of our key missionary women in nineteenth century New Zealand.
The private and public lives of Charlotte Brown, Anne Wilson, Elizabeth Colenso and Kate Hadfield are brought into fresh historical focus, examing the part they played in shaping ninetheenth century life in New Zealand.

These women were just as significant as their better known husbands. We see that these were strong women, each with their own vocation, who stood up for their beliefs, sometimes in the public arena. They often dealt with personal tragedies and setbacks in isloated circumstances.

Dr Cathy Ross, a mission historian, draws on their letters, journals and diaries to show these pioneering women were more than wives.


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Introduction ? Refocusing the Camera; Chapter One ? Charlotte Brown (nee Arnett); Chapter Two ? Anne Wilson (nee Hawker); Chapter Three ? Elizabeth Colenso (nee Fairburn); Chapter Four ? Catherine Hadfield (nee Williams); Final Note ? Camera Refocused; Endnotes; Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780143020509
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : October 2006
  • : 230x152mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Cathy Ross
  • : Paperback
  • : 266.3930922
  • : very good
  • : 208
  • : History; Biography & autobiography: historical, political & military
  • : illustrations