suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Whyte
Given names: 
Emma
Given address: 
Halkett
Sheet No: 213
Town/Suburb: 
Halkett
City/Region: 
Canterbury
Notes: 

Biographical information provided by Briar Barry for the He Tohu exhibition:

The Whyte family were one of the founding families of the Halkett area in Selwyn, Canterbury where Emma Whyte signed the petition. Born Emma Elizabeth Davis in 1864, she was the daughter of another early settler founder of Halkett, Mr A.E. Davis. She married Adam Whyte, a farmer known for his success in ploughing competitions and his prize-winning draughthorses. On the 1893 electoral roll she is listed as Emma Elizabeth Whyte and her occupation is given as 'domestic duties'.

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

'Emma Whyte', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/emma-whyte, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 5-Sep-2017

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Posted: 27 Mar 2012

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