suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Wright
Given names: 
J. A.
Given address: 
Anderston
Sheet No: 114
Town/Suburb: 
Roslyn
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

Originally transcribed as I A Wright

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Julia Ann Colburne was born about 1848 in Antrim, Ireland – the daughter of Robert Colburne and Ellen.

She emigrated to Otago with her mother in 1874 on the Cartsburn and married Matthew Wilson Wright, a tailor, in 1877.

They had six children and when Julia signed the suffrage petition the family were living in the Anderston subdivision in Roslyn, Dunedin.

In the 1900s the family moved to Hastings where Julia died on 19 May 1919. Matthew died in 1924 and is buried with Julia in the Hastings Cemetery.

Sources

BDM online NZ https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/

DCC Cemetery Records http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries-search

Otago Nominal Indexn http://marvin.otago.ac.nz

Papers Past https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz

Hastings District Council https://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz

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

'J. A. Wright', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/j-wright-0, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 31-Jul-2019

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