A Firm and Earnest Woman's Advocate, Mary Ann Colclough, 1836–1885
Otago University Press 2017
New Books in Australian and New Zealand StudiesNew Books in BiographyNew Books in Gender StudiesNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books Network May 25, 2018 Jason Schulman
In her new book, Polly Plum: A Firm and Earnest Woman’s Advocate, Mary Ann Colclough, 1836–1885 (Otago University Press, 2017), Jenny Coleman, a senior lecturer and Director of Academic Programmes in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University, explores the life and letters of early New Zealand feminist Mary Ann Colclough, who wrote under the name Polly Plum. Coleman offers a biographical portrait of a too-long forgotten advocate for girls’ education, women’s rights and social reforms in New Zealand and around the world.