Ada Wells

New Zealand suffragette (1863-1933)

Ada Wells née Pike (29 April 1863 – 22 March 1933) was a feminist and social worker in New Zealand.

Wells worked as a student-teacher and attended Canterbury College. In the 1880s she became active in the women's suffrage movement. In 1892 she formed the Canterbury Women's Institute.[1] She also helped form the National Council of Women of New Zealand.[2] In 1917 she was the first woman to work on the Christchurch City Council. The Ministry for Culture and Heritage now offers an Ada Wells Memorial Prize for Undergraduate Students.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Grimshaw, Patricia Ann. "Wells, Ada". Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 17 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Ministry for Culture and Heritage (11 April 2011). "Ada Wells". Retrieved 17 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. "Ada Wells Memorial Prize". Retrieved 17 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)