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A. Foster

Signed family name
Signed given name
Given address
Maitland St Dunedin
Sheet number
Central Dunedin

Also signed as 111 Annie Foster

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Annie Foster was born in 1869 in London – the daughter of James Foster, a printer, and Sarah Swannell. (See 32 S Foster)

She emigrated to Otago with her family in 1874 on the Buckinghamshire and they settled in Dunedin.

When Annie signed the suffrage petition she was living with her family in Maitland Street working as a tailoress.

She married Thomas Ryan, a police constable, in 1900 and they had and children.

They lived in Kumara then in Westport before moving to Wellington.

Thomas died at their home in 1942 and Annie died on 12 September 1960 – they are buried together in the Karori Cemetery.


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