Given names: 
L. W.
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Sheet No: 522
Manawatu / Horowhenua

The 1893 electoral roll confirms location as Burnam, Feilding and first name as 'Learmouth'.

A biography of Learmonth White Dalrymple (1827? - 1906) appears in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

Click on sheet number to see the 1893 petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.

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Posted: 23 Feb 2023

"From the early 1860s Learmonth Dalrymple, then a resident of Otago, doggedly campaigned for equality in educational opportunities for girls and women.
In 1880 she moved with her elderly father to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Annie and Peter Stewart, at Birnam, their farm at Awahuri.
By the 1890s Learmonth was nearing her 65th birthday, but this ageing spinster was not about to take a sideline seat in the campaign to gain the vote. In January 1892, she convened a meeting in Palmerston North, where an auxiliary branch of the WCTU [Women’s Christian Temperance Union] was formed.
At this it was also announced that “Miss Dalrymple of Feilding has been appointed District Superintendent of the Franchise for the Wellington Province.”
Just two months later, on April 1, “Miss Kirk and Mrs Shepherd (sic)” addressed a meeting she convened in the Foresters’ Hall in Feilding, and the Feilding WCTU was formed, with Miss Dalrymple elected as chairperson.
Through Learmonth Dalrymple’s work as Superintendent, signatures on the petition were obtained from 1,271 women in the Manawatū-Horowhenua." + PHOTO

Jacqui Gee

Posted: 02 Oct 2011

Learmonth White Dalrymple founded Otago Girls' High School, Dunedin in 1870 making the school the oldest public girls school in the southern hemisphere.