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Eliza Anscombe (junr)

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Biographical information provided by Hannag Benbow, Alexander Turnbull Library, for the He Tohu exhibition:

Eliza Anscombe Jr (1872-1934). Eliza was two years old when she arrived in New Zealand from Sussex with her parents and younger brother, Edmund. Six more siblings were born in New Zealand. Eliza married Gilbert Stewart, a farmer, in 1895. The pair lived in the homestead of Moa Hill in Warepa, near Balclutha; they had eight children. Eliza appears to have been an active member of the community, participating in local church and school activities, the Warepa Women’s Club, the Presbyterian Women’s Missionary Union and the Plunket Society, as well as a number of fundraising initiatives during the First World War. Eliza exhibited oil paintings with the Otago Art Society between 1891 and 1894. A number of her paintings are held by the Hocken. She died in 1934 and was buried in Warepa with her husband.

Her mother, Eliza Anscombe, also signed sheet 69 of the suffrage petition.

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