Women in Health

Women in Health

Dr Margaret Cruickshank MD, 1873-1918

1923

Dr Cruikshank was the first woman doctor to practise in New Zealand and served in Waimate from 1896 to 1918. She died during the 1918 influenza epidemic and a memorial statue was unveiled in 1923. Situated on the corner of Seddon Square in Waimate, the monument was sculpted by Trethewey and Berry of Christchurch. On it were carved the words "The Beloved Physician/Faithful unto Death ". The 9 ft. high figure was cut out of Italian marble, the largest block ever imported into New Zealand, and the sculptors were complimented on the excellent likeness achieved

Area: Other / Wider Canterbury

Reference ID: CCL-KPCD05-0047

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Ettie Rout of the New Zealand Volunteer Sisterhood

1918

Portrait of Christchurch woman, Ettie Rout, founder of the New Zealand Volunteer Sisterhood. Rout was instrumental in the issuing of VD preventive kits to Anzac soldiers on leave during the First World War which prevented hundreds of new Zealand First Wor

Creator: Christchurch Star

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southwest

Source: Christchurch Star Archive

Reference ID: CCL-StarP-00959A

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