Coleman, Jenny,

Polly Plum : a firm and earnest woman's advocate, Mary Ann Colclough 1836-1885 / Mary Ann Colclough 1836-1885 Jenny Coleman. - 280 pages, viii leaves of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 23 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Polly Plum is a biography of one of New Zealand's earliest feminists, Mary Ann Colclough, whose publicly voiced opinions saw her described in the nineteenth century as 'our own little stray strap of a modern female fanatic'. English-born Mary Ann Barnes came to New Zealand in 1857, and soon gained notoriety for her outspokenness on issues relating to women's position in society. A teacher and also a journalist for the Daily Southern Cross and the Weekly News under the nom de plume 'Polly Plum', she also engaged in public debates through the letters to the editor columns, undeterred by becoming 'the best abused woman in New Zealand in the present day'."--Back cover.

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Colclough, Mary Ann, 1836-1885

Women social reformers--New Zealand--Biography.
Women--New Zealand--Biography.
Feminists--New Zealand--Biography.