suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Webster
Given names: 
Betsie
Given address: 
Cust
Sheet No: 539
Town/Suburb: 
Cust
City/Region: 
Canterbury
Notes: 

Biographical information and images contributed by Lesley Gray, great niece of Betsie Webster.

Betsie became a Missionary and moved to China. When the First Sino-Japanese War broke out and the Japanese were invading China, she was smuggled onto a junk under bales of hay and was sailed down a river, to get to a ship to return back to NZ. She is the sister of Catharin Webster, who signed the same sheet of the suffrage petition.

Betsy Webster, born 1866.

Photograph of Betsie in China, when she was doing Missionary work.

Photograph of Betsie, 1952, shaking hand of then Prime Minister S. G. Holland

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

How to cite this page

'Betsie Webster', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/betsie-webster, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 20-Feb-2019

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