Ada Wells

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Ada Wells née Pike (29 Apr 1863 - 22 Mar 1933) was a feminist and social worker in New Zealand.

Wells worked as a student-teacher and attended Canterbury College. In the 1880s she became active in the women's suffrage movement. In 1892 she formed the Canterbury Women's Institute.[1] She also helped form the National Council of Women of New Zealand.[2] In 1917 she was the first woman to work on the Christchurch City Council.

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage now offers an Ada Wells Memorial Prize for Undergraduate Students.[3]

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  1. Grimshaw, Patricia Ann. "Wells, Ada". Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand. http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/1966/wells-ada/1. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  2. Ministry for Culture and Heritage (11). "Ada Wells". http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/people/ada-wells. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  3. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. "Ada Wells Memorial Prize". http://www.mch.govt.nz/mi/funding-nz-culture/search-funding?detail=802797/B. Retrieved 17 April 2011.