suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Fairbairn
Given names: 
Miss J.
Given address: 
Andersons Bay
Sheet No: 150
Town/Suburb: 
Andersons Bay
City/Region: 
Dunedin
Notes: 

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Jane Fairbairn was born in New Zealand in 1862 – the daughter of Thomas Fairbairn, a bootmaker, and Elizabeth Simpson.

When Jane signed the suffrage petition she was living in Andersons Bay, Dunedin, probably with her parents, and working as a dressmaker. Her sister Elizabeth Lucy also signed the petition.

Jane died on 15 February 1915 at her brother’s house in Anderson Bay.

She is buried in the family grave in the Southern Cemetery.

Sources

BDM online NZ https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/
DCC Cemetery Records http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries-search
Family Search https://www.familysearch.org 
Otago Nominal Index  http://marvin.otago.ac.nz
Papers Past  https://paperspast.natlib.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

'Miss J. Fairbairn', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/miss-j-fairbairn, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 18-Jan-2019

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