Kate Edger

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Kate Milligan Evans Edger (January 6, 1857 to May 6, 1935) was the first woman in New Zealand to get a university degree and the first woman in the British Empire to get a Bachelor of Arts degree.[1]

Edger's family moved from England to New Zealand in 1862. On 11 July 1877, she graduated from the University of New Zealand.[2]

Legacy[change | change source]

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust gives financial assistance for women to get undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.[3] In 2004 the Kate Edger Information Commons was formed at The University of Auckland.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. "Kate Edger". http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/people/kate-edger. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  2. Hughes, Beryl. "Edger, Kate Milligan". Te Ara Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2e3/1. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  3. Auckgradwomen.org. "The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust". http://www.auckgradwomen.org.nz/KEET/index.htm. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  4. Auckgradwomen.org. "About Kate Edger". http://www.auckgradwomen.org.nz/KEET/kateedger.htm. Retrieved 25 April 2011.