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He pārongo atu anōEmma Belk, signatory to 1893 suffrage petition

Emma Belk was one of the working class signatories to the 1893 women's suffrage petition. Aged 73 at the time,  she was living in Main Street Palmerston North. She and her husband James Duncan Belk were among the first group of settlers in Feilding. They were the senior members of a 3 generation family of 16 who migrated and arrived in Feilding in 1874. The photo was possibly taken in the 1890s, when Emma was widowed and assisting in her son Matthew's small grocery shop. Her grim countenance is understandable - she had given birth to 14 children, lost at least five of them, and had had a hard life in New Zealand.

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Emma Belk, signatory to 1893 suffrage petition
Emma Belk, Signatory to 1893 Suffrage Petition
Emma and James Duncan Belk, early settlers in Feilding
Presentation to Palmerston North Historians
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Suffrage 125 Camellia Planting
Louisa Snelson - Palmerston North's first Mayoress
Planting of “Kate Sheppard” camellias, 2018
Women’s Suffrage Centennial flower garden, 1993
Woman Looking Over Parapet
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Emma Belk, signatory to 1893 suffrage petition
Emma Belk, Signatory to 1893 Suffrage Petition
Emma and James Duncan Belk, early settlers in Feilding
Presentation to Palmerston North Historians
Mina Mckenzie
Suffrage 125 Camellia Planting
Louisa Snelson - Palmerston North's first Mayoress
Planting of “Kate Sheppard” camellias, 2018
Women’s Suffrage Centennial flower garden, 1993
Woman Looking Over Parapet
Awahuri Road, Feilding
Mina McKenzie

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