universities

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Biographies

  • Edger, Kate Milligan

    On 11 July 1877 Kate Edger (Evans) graduated with a BA in Latin and Mathematics from the University of New Zealand. She became the first woman in New Zealand to gain a university degree and the first woman in the British Empire to earn a BA

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  • Cruickshank, Margaret Barnet

    Margaret Cruickshank was the first woman to be registered as a doctor in New Zealand. She worked tirelessly during the 1918 influenza pandemic but eventually caught the disease herself and died on 28 November 1918.

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  • Main image: University of Otago

    Otago’s Lowland Scots settlers took education seriously and soon founded New Zealand's first university.

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