ada wells

Personal details

Full Name:

  • Ada Wells

Lifetime:

  • 29 Apr 186322 Mar 1933
Biography

Ada Wells is remembered for her contribution to the women's suffrage campaign in the 1880s and 90s, and for becoming the first woman elected to the Christchurch City Council in 1917.

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Events In History

  • 13 April 1896
    National Council of Women formed

    Three years after New Zealand became the first self-governing country in which all women could vote, representatives of 11 women’s groups met in Christchurch’s Provincial Council Buildings to form the National Council of Women (NCW). Read more...

  • Main image: Ada Wells

    Ada Wells contributed to the women's suffrage campaign in the 1880s and 90s, and for became the first women elected to the Christchurch City Council in 1917.