Joan Ferner

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Eleanor Joan Ferner CNZM (15 March 1933 – 10 June 2020) was a Canadian-born New Zealand women's rights activist. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1][2] She became a naturalised New Zealand citizen in 1978.[2]

Ferner worked as a policy advisor in the New Zealand public service.[1] She was a strong supporter for women's rights. She fought for equal pay and better access to higher education. She was active in the Federation of University Women and the National Council of Women.[1]

Ferner died in Wellington on 10 June 2020, aged 87.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Women's plight 'disheartening'". Evening Post. 20 April 2000. p. 6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "New Zealand, Naturalisations, 1843–1981". Operations. 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  3. "Joan Ferner death notice". Dominion Post. 11 June 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2020.