Archives of memory and memories of archive: CMS women's letters and diaries 1823-1835
Citation:Fitzgerald, T. (2005). Archives of memory and memories of archive: CMS women's letters and diaries 1823-1835. History of Education, 34(6), 657-674.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1318
The focus is the letters and diaries penned by Marianne Coldham Williams (1793-1879) and Jane Nelson Williams (1801-1896) who were resident at the Paihia mission station in the 1823-1835 period. Initially appointed to ‘improve the condition of women in New Zealand’ whose situation was described as ‘far more degraded than that of males’, the Church Missionary Society (CMS) recognised that the labour of women was essential to the success of the mission. This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the History of Education © 2005 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; History of Education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/