suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Tilley
Given names: 
Florence
Given address: 
Ashburton
Sheet No: 285
Town/Suburb: 
Ashburton
City/Region: 
Canterbury
Notes: 

Biographical information provided by Peter Ireland for the He Tohu exhibition:

Florence Tilley signed the petition in Ashburton. My Aunty June is Florence’s granddaughter. She is 92. Aunty June, who was eight when Florence died, remembers her gentleness and kindness – in contrast to her stern and forbidding grandfather, Thomas. Behind her husband’s back, Florence occasionally gave her grandchildren a 3d and always a blackball from the jar. Aunty June remembers Florence keeping a polished brass back doorstep, a brass chain where the tea towels were hung to dry, and her grandmother’s gold ring earrings. Three of Florence’s granddaughters; June, Shirley and Veenie all have Florence as their middle name.

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

'Florence Tilley', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/florence-tilley, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 6-Sep-2017

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